Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tramontana XTR

Wired reports: [edited]

Spanish car maker a.d. Tramontana is finalising the XTR, an F1-styled, crazy-fast, and ultra-low production supercar – the second from the boutique automaker. Under the hood is a Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-12 that will crank out 888 horsepower and 678 pound-feet of torque, pushing the mostly carbon-fibre coupe that weighs in at under 3,000 pounds.

The engine comes from Tramontana’s previous model, the tandem-seat R. The XTR is similar to its predecessor, save for a new racing-spec gearbox and more aerodynamic aid from carbon fiber, but certain tweaks have cajoled an extra 150-plus horsepower from the original engine. The R hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and topped out at 214 mph, so expect those numbers to go lower and get higher, respectively.

The XTR will be available later this year for 420,000 euros.

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