Monday, September 27, 2021

ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport)

ATS - Automobili Turismo e Sport. Founded by Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini body substitute was originally as a competitor for Ferrari thought on the road and in motorsport. Chiti and Bizzarrini presented both a road sports car and a Formula 1 car at the Geneva Motor Show in April 1963. The sports car went by the name of the ATS 2500 GT and carried a center-mounted 2,5-liter V8 gasoline engine under the body, which powered 245 PS and catapulted the car to 257 km / h. The motorsport career was less successful, as already after 5 races in the Formula 1, which were also completed in the year 1963, the team announced its withdrawal from the premier class. This was also the temporary end of ATS before 2012 Italian Daniele Maritan revived the brand and presented two supercar concepts. The ATS Wild Twelve had a V12 engine, which was combined with 4 electric motors and the GT one SubaruFour-cylinder boxer with 2,5 liter displacement and 500 PS. 2017 was the GT finally with a McLaren-V8 with 3,8-liter displacement presented, and one plans a series production of 12 cars. When it comes to tuning, ATS is irrelevant, and it is unlikely that vehicle tuning will become more important for this brand.