Tata Motors India recently unveiled its first production sports-car at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Introduced under the company’s TAMO sub-brand, the car has been named Racemo and is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year. Upon its launch, it will become India’s first commercially sold kit car. The Tata Racemo is built on a new patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure, which is a modular architecture that allows the use of just a few large basic modules to assemble the car, instead of the hundreds of small components that go into a conventional vehicle. This limited number of components of the TAMO Racemo has given Tata Motors an option to sell it as a kit car.
The Tata Motors CEO – Guenter Butscheck confirmed that the Racemo will indeed be built at workshop setups around the country and not necessarily from a large central factory. It is still not clear whether the company would ship out the kits just to its dealers or individual customers as well. However, the CEO- Guenter Butscheck has mentioned that dealers that won’t be willing to scale up their operations in order to handle the extra job of assembling the Racemo at their workshops won’t be retailing this car. Tata could also look into owning the retail experience.
The Tata RaceMo is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine that churns out 186bhp of power and 210Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) gearbox with paddle shifters.
Source: Autocar India