2013 ATS Sport 1000 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2013 , 21:06:24 byAngela

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ATS Sport 1000

Maybe you have heard about Automobili Turismo Sport before, but if not, please know that this is a car manufacturer founded by Ferrari F1 engineers back in 1962. The specialists have also came up with a philosophy according to which supercar performance can be achieved by using light materials and compact, high performance engines. The carmaker declared that this is what the new Sport 1000 is all about. So that you know, the chassis is made of stainless steel, paneled in aluminum and only weighs 55 kg.

The interesting part is that the body can be removed in 5 minutes as it is made of GRP and weighs 57 kg. In case you are interested in owning one, the car is available on the market, in both FIA / CSAI compliant race and road legal licensed versions. Now, the new model in race version will be available as a fully built car without the drive train. As expected, in this case, customers can choose between any inline 4-cylinder motorcycle engine to install in the car borrowed from the Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, MV Agusta and Honda range.

The ATS Sport 1000 Street is now being offered as fully built car with an engine from Kawasaki Ninja 1000 capable of generating more than 200 BHP. It weighs less than 500 kg and can be ordered with race specifications pack to be used on both the road and in racing events is necessary. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a chain drive and the limited slip differential, a Quaife ATB. Moving on, we also have to mention that the suspensions are double wishbones with Teflon bushes and uni-balls with fully adjustable shock absorbers. The starting price of the model was established at EUR24.990 for the Race version and at EUR43.500 for the Street one.