Last month when Tata Motors introduce their new sub-brand Tamo in India, they did inform at the time of introduction that they will also be taking covers of the first product from the same sub-brand at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor show. They indeed kept their promise and showcased the first product which surprisingly was a two-seater sports coupe.
The newest Sports Coupe is called ‘Racemo’ and is still in its concept form but this will soon turn into a reality and will go on sale in the Indian market in the year 2018 promised the Tata Motors officials. The Tamo is an experimental platform for Tata Motors which will not build mass oriented cars but some exciting products equipped with all the modern features and technology in limited numbers.
The Racemo designed at the company’s studio in Italy, and it gets its styling inspiration from Tata Motors IMPACT design language. The recent reports also suggest that the production variant of the car will also be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo before it finally hits the Indian road.
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If we talk about styling, then the car gets sharp looking bi-headlamps towards the front. The front bumper, in particular, gets big air dams which not only sends air to cool the engine but also gives a dynamic appearance to the front profile. There is nothing fancy about the front profile, but it’s all about practicality.
The side profile of the car too looks stylish and gets lightweight alloy wheels and scissor doors just like the ones found in some high-end sports cars. The panel floats and the design details are perfect pieces of art and was only possible because they have used MO Flex Multi-Material sandwich structure. Creating such a design was not possible on sheet steel technology. However, the construction is also simple and not too complex.
Towards the rear, the Racemo gets round shaped LED taillamps and a centrally mounted exhausts system. To go with the overall design of the car the rear diffuser too looks sports as well.
Overall the Tamo Racemo surely does not look anything like any other European sportscar, but this is obviously a bit step from Tata Motors for sure.
|Overall Length||3835 mm|
|Max. Width||1810 mm|
|Overall Height||1208 mm|
|Wheel Base||2430 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||40 L|
The car is in its concept form so expect a lot of changes made to the interior when the production variant comes out. However, Tata Motors did release some images of the show car’s interior which give an idea of what you can expect from this upcoming car cabin.
The Racemo gets a race spec steering wheel at the front which also gets paddle shifter attached to it at the back. The engine start-stop button is also positioned on the steering wheel as well. The dashboard too looks neat with minimal buttons and switches. Expect the production spec Racemo also to get a touchscreen infotainment system in the middle. The dashboard will also house an advanced digital instrument cluster which will feed plenty of information to the driver. The Racemo will be a two-seater sports car, and thus you can expect sports seats as well inside which will most probably equipped with 6 point harness system for the safety of the passengers.
The Tamo Racemo will source all its power from a 1.2 Litre Revotron petrol engine which features turbochargers and intercoolers. The engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive overall peak power of 190 Ps of peak power 6,500rpm and 210Nm of torque at 2,500rpm. The engine will is paired to a 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) which features push button reverse and paddle shifters.
Talk about performance, and surely the car won’t disappoint because the Tamo Racemo will be able to sprint from 0-100 kmph mark in under 6 seconds and will have a top speed of above 200 km/h mark.
|Engine||1.2L Revotron, Turbocharged, Intercooled|
|No. of cylinders||3|
|Cubic capacity||1198 cc|
|Installation||Rear mounted mid-engine|
|Max power||190 PS @ 6500 RPM|
|Max torque||210 Nm @ 2500 RPM|
|Valve gear||4 valves per cylinder|
Now although there are no exact details about when the car will launch in India however, there were rumours that will price this car quite aggressively. Thus you can expect the Racemo to be priced well within 30 Lakh rupees and thus will be the cheapest two-seater sporstcar from an Indian auto manufacturer.
If we are not wrong, the Tata Racemo will compete directly with the DC Avanti. DC designs launched the Avanti back in 2015. The car has been designed entirely by Dilip Chhabria who is an Indian car designer and the founder of DC Design. The Avanti is powered by 2.0 Litre Turbo Petrol unit which has a displacement of about 2000 cc and produces about 250 Bhp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 340 Nm of torque in between 2750 to 5000 rpm. The engine paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
There is no doubt that the Tamo Racemo will be something unique for the Indian market. The car gets almost all the ingredients that one needs in a sportscar. Starting from a completely new and unique design language, sporty interior with all the technology inside that one needs and search for in a sports car. The mid-engined sportscar also gets a new petrol engine as well which is powerful enough if we keep the Indian roads and conditions in mind.
We will update you with more details as soon as the car launches in India.