Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Reveal : Tramontana R Edition

Tramontana, a Spanish sports car firm, will show off its Tramontana R Edition at the Top Marques Monaco show later next month. With distinct styling, the Tramontana R Edition was designed by engineers who previously worked for Volkswagen, BMW and Lamborghini. Actually though, all of these weird vents and hang-out spoilers are to improve aero-dynamics and down-force. Me personally, I've actually seen it on real life, and I think it looks like a space ship rocket "from the future". It actually looks like a single-seater version of the Pagani Zonda.
According to the company new model R Edition is a result of a logical evolution of the previous one. Engineers have reduced the weight of the car by 92 kg to 1,248 kg. That was quite a challenge for the engineers, because the previous Tramontana already had a lightweight body and chassis made of carbon fiber. However, the new R Edition has also has a new heart.
R Edition packs a 5.5L Mercedes V12, that comes with 550 hp and 760 hp when given twin turbocharges with maximum torque of 811 lb-ft. 0-60 mph takes 3.6 seconds and 0-120 mph in 10.15 seconds, and with added some seconds more it will reach to a top speed of 200 mph. So yes, this all show and all go. But, with that big engine, does it still handle like the previous Tramontana did? Well, the weight distribution of the R Edition is 42% front, 58% rear, 50% right and 50% left. New and improved chassis reduces the wheelbase 50 mm and improves handling and aerodynamic performance. On the tracks this means better cornering speed. So presumably, it does handle as a proper supercar.
Tramontana Group will build only 12 units per year with prices starting at 385,000 euros ($495,000).

Source : [Tramontana via Autoblog]

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