Twin-turbo V8 ATS GT supercar gets hand crafted componentsWe cannot display this gallery
A special launch version of ATS Automobili’s new supercar, the GT, has been announced. This is the first production version of the carbonfibre Italian supercar and features the final production interior with CNS milled aluminum buttons and a gear selector with an open linkage. The GT Launch Edition will be limited to 12 cars and will cost over $1.02million when you include taxes.
The ATS Automobili GT has bespoke carbonfibre bodywork that emulates its 1963 predecessor (also named GT) that covers a chassis and drivetrain borrowed from McLaren, including the British firm’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8. The GT’s standard output is 720bhp, but it can be equipped with a Corsa package that takes power to 819bhp – very impressive especially when you consider the car’s dry weight of just 1300kg. The additional power the GT makes over its McLaren sibling – the 3.8-litre V8 in the 675LT puts out 666bhp – is partly thanks to a hand-built active titanium exhaust.
The noise and volume of the exhaust, changes depending on which setting the car is in. Three driver modes can be selected via two aluminium knobs in the centre of the car that allow the driver to select between Viaggo, Sport and Corsa – the engine and chassis also alter depending on the mode selected. Two other switches allow the attitude of the transmission and rear wing to be altered as well.