Who are AT Performance?
Well, put quite simply, it’s the culmination of a fifteen-year working relationship in the performance car industry. Partners in the business, Chris Marshall and Thomas Gaunt, fully understand the demand for clients to own the best possible examples available on the market. Having served hundreds of customers with individual needs over the past decade, their knowledge of the market is second-to-none.
Their long standing passion is recognised by repeat customers and their sterling reputation runs deep in many car circles such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Register and Nissan GTR Owners. AT Performance Cars is the answer to the ongoing demand to source and supply truly great cars.
The greatest strength of ATP Cars is the understanding of these cars inside-out, Chris and Tom have lived and breathed Evolution & GTR for over a decade. ATP Cars aim to build a relationship with each of their clients, unlike some dealers who are under pressure to sell.
“Our premises is a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, where clients can ask all the necessary questions in order to fully understand the vehicle they wish to own. We are not salesmen, ATP Cars is not a forecourt, it’s a window into your next lifestyle choice”.
Following a decade in Motorsport Engineering and Management, Thomas opted for change of direction in life with less travel. Having worked on global motorsport programes for various high profile teams, Thomas’ ability to deal with people, show patience and professionalism enable him to provide first class customer service. The passion for cars began at a young age, from watching his father race around Silverstone is an Austin Maestro and also attending Grand Prixs and BTCC events with him. At 17 a career with an independant Mitsubishi Rally team began, which is where Chris and Thomas met in 2004.
All time favourite car? – Escort Cosworth WRC
Currently Owns – Mitsubishi Evo 6 Tommi Makinen, Clio 172 Track Car, Ford Ranger Wildtrack
Dream Car – Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Having worked for various race and rally teams in the UK, Europe and North America, Chris opened a specialist garage in 2007, catering for all performance cars but specifically Mitsubishi Evolutions. Moving forward to 2011 ‘Auto Torque’ moved into the R35 GTR market and the one man operation has now developed into a 7 strong workforce for 2018. Chris’ mechanical understanding are a huge asset to the business and gives AT Performance the edge over other retailers.
All time favourite car? – 205 GTi
Currently Owns – Nissan R35 GT-R, Mitsubishi Evo 6 Tommi Makinen, Mitsubishi Evo 5 GSR, Golf GTD
Dream Car – McLaren 675 LT