2012 ATS Sport 1000 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 November 2012 , 19:11:25 byDan

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ATS Sport 1000

ATS plans to introduce a new model. The Italian car brand will soon reveal the new SPORT 1000, but until then they have offered us some information. The specialists wanted to bring back to life a 1960s racing sports car and this is what they did. Now, the ATS SPORT 1000 features a stainless steel chassis paneled in aluminum. This is great because it only weighs 55 kg. Another interesting fact is that the GRP-made body can be removed entirely. Because of the lightweight materials used, the specialists managed to build a model that only weighs 400 kg. According to ATS, their new SPORT 1000 can be powered by a motorcycle engine developed by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki or other inline 4-cylinder. Moving on, you should also know that it has a chain drive transmission and a Quaife ATB limited slip differential. For a more comfortable ride, the engineers have provided a double wishbone suspension with shock absorbers that can be fully adjusted. The new model also features rear anti-roll bars.

As you know, everyone is interested in the safety features a car has, and be sure that ATS specialists know this and provided a lot of new elements that will make any driver or passenger feel secure inside the car. To be more precise, we are talking about six-point Sparco seatbelts, a collapsible steering column and a front Honeycomb crash box. This is not all. The list continues with a 50 mm roll bar and aluminum rank that, according to the carmaker will not explode. To handle the power produced, the engineers have offered a Tarox system with 6-piston calipers found on the front and rear wheels. The carmaker established a starting price of EUR25.000 for the new 2012 ATS SPORT 1000. This is the first model built after 50 years of absence.

Source: cars-specifications.com