Racemo is Tata’s first sportscar under Tamo sub-brand; it comes with exciting design and powered by 190 PS 1.2L Revotron turbo-petrol engine
Tamo Racemo has already grabbed everyone’s attention in the automotive world after being unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The first sportscar from the Tata Motors is expected to arrive in Indian market in December this year. While the auto enthusiasts are discussing about the car, here we have the sports coupe taking on a 2013 Toyota GT86 in a drag race.
No, the Tamo Racemo didn’t challenge the Toyota GT86 in reality, but in a video game. Interestingly, the Racemo is the first Indian car to be featured in a video game. In the game video, the Japanese compact sportscar beats the Indian Racemo, but you don’t what it is going to be like in reality.
However, speaking about the powertrain and performance based on the spec-sheet, the Tamo Racemo comes powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron turbo petrol engine, which is good for churning out 190 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 210 Nm of peak torque at 2,500 rpm. It is capable to reach 0 – 100 kmph in less than 6 seconds.
On the other hand, the Toyota GT86 draws power from a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-four engine jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota. Combined with D-4S technology, this engine is capable of kicking out 200 PS of peak power at 7,000 rpm and 204 Nm of peak torque at 6,600 rpm. It takes 7.6 seconds to reach 100 kmph from standstill.
No wonder, Tata is making significant move towards making high-performance sportscar and the Tamo Racemo sports coupe is a vital part of that strategy. It comes with exciting design language and the sportscar is underpinned by lightweight MOFlex platform using MMS (Multi-Material Sandwich) structure technology. Tata has decided to produce only 250 units of the two-seater, mid-engined sportscar and it could be priced at around Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).