Lincolnshire motorsport star Man Martin has made a shock new buy.
The petrolhead is understood for his love of vehicles having having fun with a glistening profession, together with racing on the Isle of Man TT.
Off the observe, he has turned his expertise to TV and hosted quite a lot of driving specials.
However, his newest acquisition is sure to come back as a shock to even essentially the most hardened of his followers – after he selected an electrical automobile.
The lorry mechanic collected his model new Honda e from D M Keith Honda in Grimsby this week, studies Grimsby Live.
Man stated: “There was just one winner for me when it got here to picking an electrical automobile.
“I’ve at all times been a fan of Honda and going electrical with the Honda e appeared like the following pure step, particularly to do my bit in contributing in the direction of the atmosphere.”
Man has had a well-known affiliation with Honda all through his racing profession and achieved a second place end for the crew on the all-electric TT Zero race in 2017.
The ‘Honda e’ is the producer’s first mass market pure-electric automobile.
A base mannequin will set you again £26,160, rising to £28,660 for the higher-powered, higher-spec Advance mannequin.
For that worth you get a variety of 137-miles, a selection of 134bhp and 152bhp, 30 minute 100kw fast charging and a bunch of expertise together with an app to regulate the automobile whereas it’s charging.
Danny Sutton, gross sales supervisor at D.M. Keith Honda Grimsby, stated “We’re thrilled to have the ability to provide an electrical automobile for environmentally acutely aware consumers resembling Man, that desire a high-quality automobile that doesn’t compromise on the traditional Honda driving expertise.”
The dealership additionally posted their because of Man on Fb.
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The submit stated: “A really particular handover right now with a ‘man’ who is aware of a factor or two about Honda.
“Racing Legend, TV star, world report holder, native lorry mechanic and all spherical prime Lincolnshire bloke Man Martin accumulating his model new, all electrical Honda e from us right here at D M Keith Honda Grimsby.
“Thanks for your corporation Man, you’ve got made an awesome selection and we all know you may like it!”