The Erin Motor Company - proud makers of a multitude of 4 wheeled creations since 1959!
Beginning life as a racing team in the early 1950s, Erin rose to fame as the underdogs in major motorsport events such as Le Mans and Touring Car Racing. A request from a rich American motoring enthusiast for “his own Erin” led to the founding of the company as a mass producer of high end sports cars, before expanding into the GT and small car market during the 1960s.
A massive drop in profits in the late 70s almost brought the company to ruin, but it only led to the rebranding of Erin as a maker of safe, good-to-drive and good looking cars. From the late 90s onwards, Erin pioneered fuel efficiency with its ‘Millenial’ and ‘Pureon’ engine ranges in an effort to prove that eco motoring needn’t be boring.
Today, Erin makes everything from supermini’s to executive saloons to high end sports cars.
Their in-house tuning company, The X Department, design sportier versions of their cars, as well as being the manager’s of ErinSport, the company’s race team.
Winner: Best Luxury Car Company 2016 (EOTY 16)
The current range of cars from Erin.
The best from Erin’s history.[ul]
Scarlet - The definitve Erin sports coupe - Mk 1, Mk 3, Mk 4
Merna - 50 years of practical fun, Erin’s iconic hatchback - Mk 1 Touring (BRC66 Edition), Mk 2, Mk 4, Mk 6 (scroll down), Mk 8
Nasaro - The 80s MR Coupe made to take on the M3 - Mk 1, ErinSport XR SM
Tauga - The compact executive that’s one step ahead of the game - Mk 1 (scroll down), Mk 3, Mk 3 SB-X
Berlose - The ultimate all-rounder, Erin’s stylish executive saloon - Mk 1, Mk 2 (DTM93 and '95 Facelift), Mk 2 X-AllDrive, Mk 5
[ul]Junior Executive Car Brawl - 2015 Erin Tauga Vox - Finished 14th
BRC 1966 - 1966 Erin Merna Touring BRC66 - DNF
Nineties Econobox Challenge - Erin Visto Mk 2 - Cancelled
Young Norwegian Car Enthusiast Challenge - 2000 Erin Merna Mk 6 - Finished 5th
Got Rice? Tuners Challenge - Erin Visto Mk 3 - Cancelled
Dessau Autobahn Speed Record 1994 - ErinSport CRP-4C “Duke’s Terror” (Variant) - Finished 6th (D1 Class)
'16 Automation Homologation Challenge - Erin Merna Mk 8 - Finished 14th
Holy Toldeo Design Challenge - Erin Comprida SV6 Turbo and Erin Civera GT-L - Finished 5th and 2nd respectively
Themed Car Challenge (Season 2) - Erin Berlose (Mk 2 Facelift) - DNF
DTM 1993 - ErinSport Berlose DTM93
Survival Of The Fittest - Erin Civera SOTF Special - DNF
The 1996 “We are broke, help us build a Car” Challenge - LaVache-Erin Volanti Concept - Finished 4th
The Efficient Future Competition - Erin Nardella Mk 2 Concept - Finished 14th
Holy Toledo Design Challenge Part 2 - Erin Merna (Mk 4) and Erin Berlose (Mk 1) - Finished 2nd and 1st (respectivley)
BRC 1976 QuER 1000km of Hockenheim - ErinSport Civera Silhouette BRC76 - Finished 28th
Top Gear Challenge (Round 1) - 1987 Erin Berlose Lex+ 2.6
1992 Hatchback Competition - 1992 Erin Merna - Finished 3rd
The Car Shopping Round - Round 10 - 2016 Erin Merna Touring Ritorno - Finished 1st
Automation Endurance Challenge II - ErinSport GTLite-16 S1 and ErinSport Tauga Coupe Super Touring
Super Grand Touring Vans 2016 - ErinSport Formula Van Proto1
American Road Trip Challenge - 2015 Erin Merna Vox-AllDrive
Late 90s GT Car Challenge - ErinSport GT95 S3 - Finished 3rd
Survival of the Fittest 1983 - Erin Berlose Vox 3.2 modified (‘The Conqueror’) - Made it to Stage 5
For that extra roleplayer feel. And for even more RP fun, here’s a map!
Headquaters: Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Includes Erin Central Design Studios and The Erin Heritage and Experience Centre (think Mercedes-Benz World mixed with Autostadt, Wolfsburg)
Stapleford Assembly Plant - Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Manufacturers: Visto, Merna, Tauga
Wythenshawe Assembly Plant - Sharston Road, Manchester, UK
Manufacturers: Berlose, Aventa
Madeline Road Assembly Plant - Madeline Road, Leicester, UK
X Department Headquarters and Assembly Plant - Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Manufacturers: Nardella, Scarlet (specialist production line)
X Department Research and Development Centre - Airfield Industrial Estate, Asbourne, UK
Includes X Department Design Studios and X Department Test Track.
Holme Lane Engine Plant - Holme Lane, Spondon, UK
Manafacturers engines for Visto, Merna, Tauga, Bino, Nardella, Scarlet
Cheadle Heath Engine and Parts Plant - Yew Street, Stockport, UK
Manufacturers engines for Berlose and Aventa, manufactures various parts for all vehicles. Includes Erin Historic Parts Centre.
Atlantic Street Production Centre - Broadheath, Manchester, UK
Manufacturers various parts for all vehicles.