E n 2012 and the 50th anniversary of the brand, Automobili Turismo e Sport announced the launch of a new series of models, among which was the ATS 2500 GT . This week finally debuted to the public of Top Marques Monaco.
Towards the end of 2013, ATS had acquired the De Tomaso brand.
But amid all this, many things happened around this small Italian company , who knew how to have a team of Formula 1.
Towards the end of 2013 the novelty passed by the acquisition of ATS of the legendary brand De Tomaso , at which point he even spoke of a possible reissue Pantera based on a ATS platforms.
But a year later Automobili Turismo e Sport decided to withdraw the offer and the brand founded by the Argentine Alejandro De Tomaso was again adrift. At the same time, they moved their operations to the Canary Islands, where not only ensures find it easier to send their cars to various international markets, but also achieve a reduction in some taxes.
The history of the brand dates back to 1962, when three former employees of Ferrari began operations, which had its culminating moment in the decade, when ATS became a Formula 1 racing team which produced two cars that participated in the 1962 and 1963 seasons .
But also under the Paris Motor Show 1963, marked the official debut of ATS 2500 GT , a sporty mid-engine, which was produced between 1963 and 1965 .
And just the ATS 2500 GT is the model with which the mark is again offering a product of mass production, outside of their specialty, which until now was the cars to be used in a circuit.
is offered with a V8 engine of 640 hp, accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and reaches 340 km / h.
Mechanically, the 2500 GT uses a motor normally aspirated V8 located in central position. The propellant, which has a yield of 640 horsepower , is able to turn 10,000 rpm and is associated with a manual transmission, which delivers full power to rear wheels.
This mechanical assembly allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds , while its maximum speed reaches 340 kph .
The explanation for his amazing performance is given by its chassis, which can be either tubular structure such as a monocoque carbon fiber , which added to some of the body panels are Also built in carbon fiber, achieved weighs just 950 kilograms .
The suspensions are independent in both axes and also has limited slip differential. The idea is to offer manufacturer a product that is classic yet modern , which provides the feelings of Italian sports decades ago, as they believe that at present, electronic aids have filed the sporting sensations transmitted.