Currently reading: New ATS GT supercar revealed at Salon Prive
650bhp Italian supercar gets its first outing at the show, which is currently under way at Blenheim Palace
Jimi Beckwith
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2 mins read
1 September 2017

The ATS GT has been revealed at this year’s Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace. 

The twin-turbocharged V8-engined supercar will be restricted to just 12 Launch Edition-badged units initially, although the company did not expand on how many more may come later. 

This newest model comes 50 years after ATS bowed out of building road cars.

The GT, which has been partially revealed in ATS’s preview image, takes a classic sleek supercar shape, with a metal highlight meandering down the car’s silhouette. The overall design is inspired by the 2500 GTS of 1963. The GT was penned by ATS designer Emanuele Bomboi, who was formerly senior designer at Fiat and style co-ordinator at design house Bertone.

The GT's mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 is connected to a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. In standard form, it produces 650bhp. An upgrade is available that boosts the car to 700bhp. A 0-60mph time of 3.0sec is claimed, with a top speed in excess of 206mph.

Three drive modes - Viaggio, Sport and Corsa - are selectable, with Viaggio meaning road and Corsa meaning track. The suspension, gearshift speed and power output of the engine are all tweaked under each mode.

The use of lightweight carbonfibre construction on the interior, chassis and bodywork is highlighted.

ATS was formed by ex-Ferrari team members including Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini, who left Ferrari as part of the Scuderia's 1961 staff exodus, the history of which is much disputed

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DdWorks 2 September 2017

Italian-styled McLaren 12C?

I'm highly suspicious of this so called ATS GT. The styling looks smack of the 12C - even right down to its rims! So perhaps that is why there is aft-window kink to throw car enthusiasts eyes off. 

275not599 2 September 2017

"Restricted" to twelve

"Restricted" to twelve.  LOL.  Is it the Ricardo/McLaren engine?

jason_recliner 2 September 2017

That looks alright

In 1997.

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