Who would have thought that Tata Motors will launch a sports car! To everybody's surprise, Tata Motors revealed a performance sub-brand called 'Tamo' last week, that will launch a two-seat mid-engine sports car ahead at the Geneva Auto Show on 7th March. The Tamo Futuro that was teased recently, which appears to be compact in proportions is touted to be designed on the lines of mid-engined two-seat vehicles like the Opel Roadster and Toyota MR2. According to the Tata Motors, the Futuro will be “a stunning-looking car for the money.”
Tata Motor's new sub-brand will operate with only two platforms instead of the six used by Tata Motors presently. Both these platforms will be modular in nature and one of them is the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP). Futuro will be powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the Tata’s familiar 1.2-litre Revotron petrol motor. As we gather from this ET Auto report, the turbocharged 1.2-litre motor will produce more than 180 bhp, and will only have a kerb weight close to 800 kilogrammes. That translates into an impressive power-to-weight ratio, that is comparable to other sports cars out there. Reports also suggest that the chassis was developed by famous designer Marcello Gandini.
Will Tata be able to pull off their effort of creating a niche car that may, in turn, boost their brand value, helping in sales of their other models? Tata motors is said to be working on pricing the Futuro at around Rs 25 lakhs. We will have to wait for 7th of March to know more. What are your comments on the same?
JijoMalayil If Tata, err no. TaMo uses any existing platform, then I feel it'll have to be heavily modified to accommodate a mid-engined layout. 180 bhp with a sub-one-tonne weight sounds bonkers! But wouldn't a front engined, RWD format be more fun, sideways? It'd cost considerably lesser than a car with a mid-engined format, I feel. I'm waiting for the day when India has its own 240 SX, Supra and the likes. It'd be the Desi tuner's dream!
Tamo has revealed its two-seater sportscar today at the Geneva Motor Show and will be called the RACEMO. Looks stunning, right? Tamo has also unveiled a track-specific cousin called RACEMO+, which has added graphics and a more aerodynamic body kit.
Here are the specifications that were revealed.
Even the interior of the RACEMO look quite futuristic.
The RACEMO+ has also been introduced to the Xbox based game - Forza Horizon 3.
Racemo sportscar that was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show sure has generated quite a lot of interest in Tata Motors. Here is Powerdrift's first look review of the same. [youtube_video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAk0IYSsPnk[/youtube_video]
Ever since Tata Motors announced its new sub-brand TAMO we had been eagerly looking towards what this new step will translate into. We were promised the first ever glimpse of what to expect from Tamo at the 2107 Geneva Motor Show. And Tata Motors did not disappoint. The Tamo Racemo sports car was unveiled to the world, showcasing the brave new path the Indian giant is laying out for it. Tamo promises to be bringing new technologies and business streams backed by innovation to the forefront. The Tamo Racemo marks the first step towards addressing the challenges driven by the discontinuity and disruption in the automotive industry. Read the full story- http://bit.ly/2wNf4cH