Ikenga automobile venture began as a joint effort of designer/photographer
David Gittens and the renowned British coach builder Charles Williams;
creating a series of innovative prototype vehicles as limited editions
future-linked concept probes for British manufacturers. Regarded
along with Dennis Adams, Colin Chapman, and Tom
by the Times of London as "auto stylists whose ideas
put Britain ahead in the world of design,"
David Gittens conceived and designed six
radical vehicles including a single seat Fiat 500cc powered inner
city module; a trike based on the Reliant chassis; an electric city
car; a tiny four place, six wheeled, expandable vehicle; a recreational
car based on the Austin Mini Moke chassis, and the 170mph, Buick
powered, high performance McLaren-based grand touring series shown
on the left.
Supported by the same talented team of mechanical and technical
wizards who developed voice actuated furniture for computer hardware,
Ikenga's assembly studio
in London's Kensington district
became the creative base from which to grow the vision of a prototype
auto design studio.