The original Van Diemen brand was founded in 1973 by Ralph Firman Snr. It became one of the largest manufacturers of bespoke racing cars in the world.

Our Story


Van Diemen RF employs a team of ex-F1 industry designers with impeccable track records of performance enhancing design, through rigorous aerodynamic modelling.

Our Cars


Revolutionizing the trackday market, we are ushering in a new era of high-performance vehicles. Leveraging over four decades of motorsport expertise, we proudly introduce a truly distinctive product, previously unavailable in the commercial landscape

Our Cars

Iconic British Racing Brand

The launch of Van Diemen RF sees Ralph Firman Jnr continue the family legacy in performance racing. A Firman family legacy that spans 5 decades beginning with the establishment of the iconic Van Diemen brand back in 1973. 

Founded by former F1 Driver Ralph Firman Jnr

  • Ralph Firman Jnr

    Ralph has successfully raced in all lower formulae race categories. He graduated through the ranks until completing a season in F1 under the watchful eye of Eddie Jordan.

    Having retired from racing he has now taken on the legacy of the Van Diemen brand to disrupt the track day and championship markets.

    Ralph brings a wealth of experience including decades of testing and development expertise at the very highest level.

    Ralph oversees the design team, manages the production and will be the chief tester for all new models or variants that are released.

  • Race Career

    British Junior Go Kart Champion

    British Senior Go Kart Champion

    Vauxhall Junior Champion

    McLaren Young Driver of the Year

    British F3 Champion

    FIA World Formula 3 Cup in Macau

    Formula Nippon Champion

    Formula One – Team Jordan Ford

    Super GT Champion