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 and as
future-linked concept probes for British manufacturers.
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.
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.