Italy's New 600-HP Track Toy Arrives In America

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ATS has been busy improving the RR Turbo since it debuted last year.

Italian automaker Automobili Turismo e Sport made a comeback in 2018 with the ATS GT, the company's first new supercar in over 50 years. Joining the ATS GT is the RR Turbo launched under the company's new ATS Corsa motorsport division, a lightweight track toy designed as an affordable entry-point into GT4 racing rivaling more established GT4 racers like the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Since its debut last year, ATS has been finetuning the RR Turbo to improve its performance and safety.

A new "crash box" has been added to the front to increase the car's safety standards, along with an FIA-approved rollbar.

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ATS Corsa
ATS Corsa
ATS Corsa

Mechanical optimizations have also reduced the car's unsprung mass by 6.6 pounds per axle, improving the agility of the already-lightweight Clubsport and Serie Carbonio cars, which weigh just 1,907 pounds and 1,818 pounds respectively. The Clubsport package allows customers to build their own race car from different options, while the more expensive Serie Carbonio offers a fully loaded car with every option ticked that's ready to race.

Powering the ATS RR Turbo is a mid-mounted, Honda-sourced turbocharged inline-four engine producing 600 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, which is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential racing transmission.

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ATS Corsa
ATS Corsa
ATS Corsa
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Production is capped at 30 units per year, with pricing starting at €136,000 ($161,840) for the Clubsport version and €164,900 ($196,231) for the Serie Carbonio version.

The RR Turbo is now available in the US thanks to a partnership with MaxRPM Motorsport, a company based in Brementon, Washington. Founded in 1977, MaxRPM Motorsport also sells Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz cars. Several models have already been reserved in the US for customers who want to race the RR Turbo on the track. ATS has also partnered with TotalPlan Racing to sell the RR Turbo in Belgium and will continue expanding its dealership network in Europe.

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