This year in Geneva Motor Show 2017 Tata Motors unveiled it’s first sportscar RACEMO on Tuesday under the new sub-brand TAMO.
RACEMO sports a mid-mounted petrol engine which delivers 190Ps of maximum power and has torque figures of 210 Nm @2500 RPM. It promises to go from nought to 100kmph in six seconds. “RACEMO is the proving ground of the TAMO family of vehicles and will drive the future of India’s connected generation,” said Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD of Tata Motors, at the launch.
Tata Tamo Racemo Specifications
|Engine||1.2 L 3-Cyl Petrol, Turbo-Charged, Intercooled, 4 Valves/Cylinder|
|Max. Power||190 PS @ 6500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||210 Nm @ 2500 RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed AMT with Paddle Shifts|
|Suspension||Independent, Double wishbone, Antiroll bar (Front)Independent, Double wishbone, Stabilizer link (Rear)|
|ABS with EBD||Yes|
|Airbags||2 (Driver + Passenger)|
|Kerb Weight||~ 800 KGs|
|Power to Weight||225 BHP per Tonne|
Complete specifications aren’t clear yet. However, it’s highly likely that theRacemo will feature a highly strung version of the 1.2 Revotron engine that will be aided by a turbocharger. The engine has a peak power of 190 PS. The car will have a kerb weight of roughly 800 KGs, which translates to a power to weight ratio of around 237 BHP per tonne. Tata claims the new Tamo Racemo has a 0-100 KMPH timing of under 6 seconds. Top speed could be roughly 220 KMPH.
A rear-wheel drive, RACEMO will be offered only in coupe version to begin with. Company officials announced that the car is tuned to perform in Indian conditions. “RACEMO is built on a patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure – a structural technology, enabling greater freedom in surface design, efficient large-scale part integration leading to modularity and faster time to market,” the company announced in a statement. “A perfect blend of Italian sensuality and Indian ingenuity, RACEMO is India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, merging the physical and digital worlds.”
RACEMO also claims to be India’s first ‘connected car’. While no details on this were revealed at the launch, reports suggest Tata Motors’ recent partnership with Microsoft means that RACEMO may come equipped with the next-level of navigation technology, computerised maintenance log and remote monitoring through Microsoft’s cloud-based technology.
As for safety, the car features ABS and EBD while the body itself is made with crash safety protection. Driver and passenger airbags are present as well.
The Tamo Racemo is Tata Motors’ halo model. Only 250 units will be produced initially. The Racemo is likely to cost Rs 25 Lakh.
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