Posted on: Nov 09, 2012 | 8,386 reads

ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer

The reborn Italian car brand presents its new Sport 1000 model.
Last month we reported on Italian sportscar-maker Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) staging a comeback after a fifty year hiatus. The reborn automaker will reinvent the old 2500 GT and develop a track-focused, street-legal Sport 1000 model powered by a motorcycle engine. With the Sport 1000, ATS is aiming to recreate the feel of a 1960s racing sports car using modern technology, aerodynamics and performance - while keeping an eye on Radical. The chassis is made of stainless steel, paneled in aluminum and weighs in at just 55kg.
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
Jaguar XKR Final Fifty Edition Marks End of the XK This is the BMW 228i with Track Handling Package Rolls-Royce Unveils Special Edition Pinnacle Trave...
The GRP-made body is a tad heavier at 57kg and can be completely removed in five minutes. All in, the Sport 1000 has a curb weight of just 400kg and thanks to an aerodynamic body developed in the wind tunnel, can develop almost 1,150kg of downforce. Power comes from a bike engine. Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha... take your pick, as long as it's an inline-four, it's good to go. It has a chain-drive transmission, limited slip differential, double wishbone suspension with fully adjustable shocks, and comes with front and rear anti-roll bars. Stopping power is generated by a Tarox brake system with 6-piston calipers all around.
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer



by Adam Lynton
ATS Launches Sport 1000 Racer
33 comments - view full discussion