Tata Racemo . Tata certainly has no chill nowadays. After revealing a series of promising cars for these past several years, the Indian company struck again and impressed the crowd at this year’s Geneva Motor Show by launching a sports car concept under Tamo, Tata’s new sub-brand that focuses on building low volume models and testing new technologies. The car is called Racemo, and it is not only the company’s first sports car, but also the first in its home country.
Tata Racemo Specifications
In terms of design, Tata really nails every aspect of this sports car. The styling is edgy, modern and definitely very sporty with plenty of aero kit. The car has the similar dimension with Mazda MX-5, but it is slightly wider and shorter. Furthermore, the double bubble roof style looks stunning and gives the car a very futuristic atmosphere. But overall, one of the most noteworthy elements of the exterior is the butterfly door which makes the Racemo has a track car vibe.
Speaking of track specific car, Tata also has prepared Racemo+ which definitely will attract race car enthusiasts. As a car built to speed on the track, of course, Tata Racemo+ gets a series of additional extra hot features. Unlike the Racemo, the track specific car gets more vents as well as larger rear wings and front splitter that can easily be readjusted. In addition, the car also comes with race seats complete with the safety harness, but it doesn’t have any airbags.
Moreover, the interior also will be very sporty and modern. Besides a very cool display with 3 LCDs configuration and a toggle switch, leather 3-spoke steering wheel with F-1 style button is also on the menu to give the car more race car vibe.
Power will come from a mid-mounted turbocharged 1.2 L 3-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 187 HP (142 kW) and 155-pound feet (210 Nm) of torque. It is enough to send the car running to 62 mph from a standstill in only six seconds, which is not bad at all. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed automated manual transmission (AMIT), which will send drive only to the rear wheels.
Tata Racemo Release Date and price
Tata Racemo is planned to be revealed in its production form at 2018 Indian Auto Expo, and the car will go on sale in the same year. Tata Racemo is made for the Indian market, so it is safe to say that it will not appear in other markets, at least at the beginning.
In addition, it is reported that only 250 examples will be built. As for the release date of the track version Racemo+, the Indian company has yet to say anything. But if you are really curious about what it will look like and what it is capable of, you can virtually drive it in Xbox One as it will be featured in Forza Horizon 3. It is the first time in history an Indian car is featured in the game, so we definitely have a lot of expectations about this car.
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