Geneva: Tata Motors launched its first sportscar RACEMO at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 on Tuesday. The two-seater was unveiled under Tata Motors’ new sub brand Tamo.
RACEMO sports a mid-mounted petrol engine which delivers 190Ps of maximum power and has torque figures of 210 Nm @2500 RPM. It can pick up speed to 100kmph in 60 seconds.
“RACEMO is the proving ground of the TAMO family of vehicles and will drive the future of India’s connected generation,” said Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD of Tata Motors, at the launch.
Tata Motors’ recent partnership with Microsoft means that RACEMO may come equipped with the next-level of navigation technology, computerised maintenance log and remote monitoring through Microsoft’s cloud-based technology. It is India’s first ‘connected’ car.
A rear-wheel drive, RACEMO will be offered only in coupe version to begin with. Company officials announced that the car is tuned to perform in Indian conditions.
“RACEMO is built on a patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure – a structural technology, enabling greater freedom in surface design, efficient large-scale part integration leading to modularity and faster time to market,” the company announced in a statement. “A perfect blend of Italian sensuality and Indian ingenuity, RACEMO is India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, merging the physical and digital worlds.”
As for safety, the car features ABS and EBD while the body itself is made with crash safety protection. Driver and passenger airbags are present as well.
The RACEMO is production-ready and can be expected to hit the roads shortly although reports suggest that it may be brought closer home by early next year , a launch at the Indian Auto Expo 2018 being the biggest probability.