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|Race Car Constructor|
|Industry||Automobile tuning and parts manufacturer for street and motorsports|
|B.Vijay Kumar, Managing Director|
|Products||Automobile tuning, racing products and race cars|
|Owner||L.G.Balakrishnan and Brothers|
Super Speeds is a company in India which designs and constructs open-wheeled Formula Cars for Indian National championship series. For more than three decades this outfit has been the only full-fledged Indian company entirely dedicated to indigenous design and construction of race cars in India.
Founding and beginnings
The company was started by late Indian motorsport legend S. Karivardhan in the 1980s in Coimbatore as an automobile racing team. During his years, the outfit initially operated as a Racecar Team. From 1988 to 1995 the team also entered Formula 3 with TOM'S Toyota and Dallara Mugen Honda for the annual Madras Grand Prix races. In 1995 Super Speeds entered into an agreement with JK Tyres to establish their Rally team and also provide technical assistance to establish their Racing activities. Later after Karivardhan's demise in 1995, the company was purchased by LGB, the makers of Rolon chains and sprockets and was turned into a race car construction company. Today the company is headed by B. Vijay Kumar. Till 2003 the company was also engaged into various trading activities related to automotive and engineering.
The Company's current activities are to design and construct racecars, automotive engine servicing and leasing and precision machining. The company is sole supplier of Formula Cars to its sister company LG Sports.
List of Cars constructed
- Formula India (Fiat)
- Formula Atlantic (Black Beauty)
- Formula Monoposto India
- FISSME - 1987
- McDowell 1000 - 1987
- Formula LGB Swift - 2003
- SuperSpeeds Zen Saloon - 2003
- LGB Sportster - 2005
- Formula Rolon Chevrolet - 2005
- Formula LGB Hyundai - 2006