£1 million ATS GT supercar revealed at Salon Prive car show
The new Automobili Turismo e Sport GT supercar has made its public debut at Salon Prive, housing a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and carrying a price tag of $1,150,000 (£1,059,000 approx). Only 12 units will be built - a fact reflected by the size of that seven-figure price tag.
ATS is withholding the name of the engine supplier for now, and remains coy over its maximum power output - the car is currently capable of producing around 700PS (690bhp), but the company is aiming for a final figure of about 810PS (800bhp) when development is concluded next month.
With elements of the car still to be finalised performance details aren’t set in stone, however ATS says the GT will be capable of 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds with the assistance of a launch control system, and that the top speed will be upwards of 205mph.
There’s no torque figure at this stage, although the engine will be mated to a seven-speed, dual clutch gearbox, and the GT will tip the scales at 1,300kg.
Taking inspiration from the design of the original ATS 2500 GT from 1963, the new GT has been fitted with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch rims at the rear, while the brakes are carbon ceramics made by Brembo. Extra stopping force can be generated by an air brake located at the rear.
Meanwhile, to avoid interrupting the lines of the car, the doors are opened with touch sensitive pads inside bodywork itself.
Naturally, the exclusivity of the GT has compelled ATS to offer all manner of high-end features, with “powerful” 3mm speakers positioned at strategic points in the cabin to provide the best possible sound quality.
The interior is almost entirely finished with Nubuck leather, and bespoke fine-tuning is also available, with the company offering to to tailor everything right down to the tension of the spring in the central shifter.
Customers are free to approach ATS with any customisation requests, with virtually nothing off limits in terms of adapting the GT’s appearance. The company’s aim for this dozen-strong run is to make twelve unique, “individual” cars.
With no buyers lined up prior to the launch of the GT, the firm is exercising caution for its future plans. However, a sportier R version is a possibility further down the line.
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August 31, 2017 at 10:10AM
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