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TOP MARQUES 2015 - ATS 2500 GT debuts in Monaco!

ATS Automobili ha issued the following press release:

The history of the automaker ATS – acronym of Automobili Turismo Sport-  is fascinating and exciting at the same time.

Everything started at the beginning of October 1961, when at Ferrari’s in Maranello took over a deep internal crisis leading Enzo Ferrari to dismiss some key characters for Ferrari’s staff.

Two of them were the designer Carlo Chiti and the sport director Romolo Tavoni.

These two men, conscious of their skills and experience, made a bet: create in a short time a new team of Italian sport cars which could rival with the one of Enzo Ferrari.

So in February 1962 ATS was born.

In March of the same year, the two men, promptly presented at the Geneva International Motor Show a new Roadster Coupé, the 2500 GT, built in only 15 specimens and subsequently contended by the most enthusiastic collectors in the world.

Unfortunately, in 1964, due to various internal dissensions, ATS stopped its business, in any case with the satisfaction of having enclosed under a unique name the best minds of the Italian car manufacturers of that  time, but above all, the satisfaction of having created 15 unique and unrepeatable new cars in cars history.

Fifty years later, Daniele Maritan and his society DM9 driven by an unstoppable passion for racing, renew the brand, bringing to life the same noble company of the past, but with much clearer and innovative ideas.

The new target is to return to the retrò style which characterized those times, respecting the mark’s scent and its philosophy, but at the same time to bring a breath of fresh air renewing lines, engines, interiors and performances.

So the new GT comes to life in ATS house: an innovative last generation sport coupé, with an elegant vintage perfume, created for top performances.

The whole style is classic and modern, the choice of the interiors is sporty and retrò, the quality of  leathers and fabrics is highly sought. But the real surprise is represented by the technical choices of this car, that wants to become the new benchmark for high-performance supercars.

With this philosophy ATS wants to bring on today’s roads a new fast and  light car, with technical solutions worthy of a race car. It directs to the development of a high-performance racing engine for  road use, naturally sweetened even if the pure and raw driving is not filtered or altered by any electronic device. The most innovative materials used, get a high level car with high performances, and the weight is less than 1000kg.

A real flagship for all the cars amateurs,  who cannot lose the pleasure of owning a hallmark of quality and design, the luxury of this no age new born and its exciting adventure, but above all to enjoy this luxurious retrò flavor equipped by a great technical content engine, and its Italian Graffiti scent.

CHASSIS and BODY

Frame

25CrMo4 Tubolaror Carbon fiber monocoque chassis   with integrated rollcage with honeycomb panels

Body

Carbon WIDE bodywork with carbon panels

UnderbodyPuller

Aluminium panels with underground effect

 

 

SUSPENSION

Suspensions

Independentsuspensionsallaround

Uprights

Aluminum billet uprights, symmetrical configuration left/right

Wishbones

Wishbone arms, symmetrical configuration left / right

Bushes

Arm bushings made in teflon

Dampers

OhlinsAdjustabledampers

Anti-roll bar

Anti-roll bars front and rear

 

 

TYRES and WHEELS

SteeringRack

Close ratio steeringrack

Steering Wheel

NARDI steeringwheel Alcantara suede

Front Wheels

Superlight Alloy wheels 18″x 9J (optional centre lock)

RearWheels

Superlight Alloy wheels 19″x 10.5J (optional centre lock)

 

 

BRAKES

Brakes

6-pistons calipers with 360mm front and 355mm rear discs, no ABS

 

 

ENGINE and DRIVETRAIN

Engine

V8 90° normal aspirated +640hp at 10.000rpm

Gearbox

6 speedmanual or sequential

Cooling System

Front aluminium Radiator with high-efficiency alloy pipes

OilCooling System

Oil Cooler radiator

Lubrification System

 dry sump

Transmission

Rear Wheel Drive

Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Exhaust System

Full Stainless-steel exhaust system

 

 

CAPACITY

Fuel Tank

Aluminiumfuel tank 50L

 

 

PERFORMANCE

Top Speed

over 340 kmh

Acceleration

0-100kmh 2,9 sec

 

 

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

2,44 m

OverallLenght

4.25 m

OverallWidth

1.98 m

OverallHeight

1,15m

Dry Weight

950kgs

Front Track

ND

RearTrack

ND

Weight/Power Ratio

685 hp per ton

G Cornering

1.6g with semislick road legal tires

         

 

SOURCE: ATS AUTOMOBILI

PHOTO CREDIT: DEGLER STUDIO

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