Tata reveals two-seat sports coupé, the Racemo

  • Published On: 8 March 2017
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Tamo, the sub-brand of Tata Motors, released its first product at the Geneva motor show; only 250 of these sportscars will be made.

The design of the sports car is clearly inspired by a race car, with its narrow Bi-LED headlights, an aggressive nose and a sporty front bumper. The car is powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron engine and power is fed via a six-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) with push button reverse and paddle shifters. Though using an AMT gearbox in a sports car sportscar isn’t ideal, we are yet to see how Tata addresses it.

The car runs on 205/50 R17 tubeless radials, while the rear is shod with chunkier 235/45 R18 tubeless radials. We also expect to see some influence of Tata's recent collaboration with Microsoft – the car will come with advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and over-the-air updates using Microsoft cloud-based technologies. Three interactive screens placed in the instrument area control the system.

For such high-powered vehicles, safety is no joke and Tata provides disc brakes with ABS and EBD all around. The body is built with integrated crash safety protection with driver and passenger air bags that meet upcoming Indian regulations.

Though impressive, this isn't Tata's first foray into sports cars. In 2000, at the Geneva motor show, it unveiled the Aria roadster and a coupé version. Neither made it into production, while the name was used for a later model.

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