TATA unveils Racemo Concept in Geneva

Article by Christian A., on March 14, 2017

Move over, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. TATA is making a great leap into the future. Indian car manufacturer introduces the new Tata Racemo sports car concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The two-seater sports car can pull out an impressive 0-62mph in shorter than 6 seconds.

In a way, the leading carmaker from India wishes to build a new image through this sub-brand. TAMO is the parent company’s answer to the new business models, partnerships as well as new technologies.

Though it remains a concept for now, Racemo is the first ever vehicle to be produced by Tamo, Tata’s experimental division. TATA’s sports car concept measures less than 4 meters or equivalent to 157 inches in length which is in-demand right now in the Indian market.

First of all, the Racemo is powered by a 190hp (141kW) and 155lb-ft (210Nm) of torque 1.2-liter turbocharged engine. This is paired to a 6-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifts.

With the use of Tata’s latest “Impact” signature design cues, Tamo’s Racemo sports car concept also reveals the new large sweeping grille at the front along with its similarly impressive rear fascia design.

The Racemo is built with double wishbone suspension and sits on a 17-inch wheels for the front and 18-inch wheels at the rear. The front wheels are wrapped in 205/50 tires while the rear uses 235/45 tires.

Racemo uses the MMS or the MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich patented structure for its surface design. Among its distinct exterior features are some large wheels, a set of small but powerful headlamps, over-arched fenders and gullwing doors.

Inside, the Racemo comes with three high resolution infotainment screens while the instrument cluster, navigation system and telemetry are backed by Microsoft interface with built-in Internet connection.

TATA is also looking to come up with a track-only version of the Racemo aside from the road-going version it wants to produce. While the company hasn’t given any precise details on the premiere of these products, the 2018 Auto Expo in India will nevertheless showcase the production version of the sports car.

In the meantime, Tata’s digital Racemo is available for download and can be taken for a test drive via Forza Motorsport 3 video game. Since Racemo is their first venture, it will also feature another first of its kind by featuring the sports car in the Forza Horizon 3 racing video game along with a digital reality version.

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