Layoffs are, in fact, rarely pleasing. But there are exceptions: at the end of 1961 Ferrari sold eight senior employees, including the two technical Directors of Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarini. But the men would not let the Finger of the rapid matter, and founded in 1962, the brand ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport). In addition to a unsuccessful formula 1 adventure one of the first mid-engine sports car was GT: the ATS. Key features of the 2500 GTS: 260 HP, 750 kg and 265 km/h. Unfortunately, but also up to a 5 million Lira tax, at the time, an exorbitant sum, for which you have got alternatively of ten Fiat 500. So the end came as early as 1964, to twelve copies. Up now: Two enthusiasts named Daniele Maritan, and Emanuele Bomboi for the Comeback in the form of a new ATS GT.
Bomboi, has worked as a Designer already in place for Fiat, Bertone, Maggiora and Viotti, the look of the new ATS GT responsible. To the neutral observer, some of the Parallels to the Ford GT, such as the light rings on the tail, through the hot air to the outside. A look at the dimensions: 4,70 meters in length, 1.96 meters wide and 1.21 meters in height. Visible door handles on the ATS GT has not, is opened via contact-free Sensors. The front spoiler quotes the classic 2500 GTS, as well as the blue dragon logo on the front cover. At the other end of the car there is no rear window.
In this part of the largely carbon-fibre-made body (empty-weight: 1.3 tons), hides the twin-turbo V8 with 3.8 liters of displacement. He provides according to the customer request, between 659 and 710 HP, respectively, 678 to 750 Newton meters of torque. The circuit assumes a sequential seven-speed automatic with visible technology, available in three driving modes. "Viaggio" is intended for normal, everyday mode, while "Sport" explains. In Race mode, the instrument switch on the TFT-Display in a formula 1 view.
Braking is provided by carbon-ceramic discs. Noteworthy is the tyre sizes: Front civilian 255/30 R20 are, back, however, fat 355/25 R21. From zero to 100 km/h the new ATS. GT in a good three seconds of sprint, the top speed is over 330 km/h. Like over 50 years ago to be with twelve copies of the final, but this Time with intention Also the price has stayed the same: 1.150.000 euros must be flakes for a ATS GT, this Time is sufficient for 100 Fiat 500.(rh)