When we speak of Italian vehicles with V8 petrol engine and high performance our heads tend to automatically think Ferrari . However, in this case we have to talk ATS 2500 GT , an Italian sports car that has been presented in Top Marques Monte Carlo.
And that ATS is created in 1962 by two former employees of Ferrari, who wanted to compete with his former employer. In 1963 they presented which would be one of the first vehicles with engine in central position Original 2500 GT. 50 years after intended resurrect this emblematic model.
The heart of this new 2500 GT is a propellant aspirated V8 nothing less than 640 horses and is able to reach 10,000 rpm. It can be equipped with a manual gearbox or a sequential who will arrange to send the power to the rear axle through a limited slip differential.
Speaking of performance, is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in 2.9 seconds , while its top speed could exceed 340 km / h . The key to getting these figures is its low weight, it would below 1,000 kg . To lower that figure has resorted to a monocoque carbon fiber chassis with integrated safety cage.
It is not yet known whether this quirky Italian sports will occur. The original model of the 60s were only 12 units . Given this background it is expected that if it occurs will be in a very limited number of units and as unique as the price model number.
Source – ATS route WorldCarFans
Article ATS 2500 GT: Italian, V8 engine and 640 horsepower was originally published in Current Motor