Any number of road-legal track cars are available for sale, especially in Europe, and many have adopted somewhat formula-car-like packaging. But few, if any, come as close to the reality of a formula car as the creations from a.d. Tramontana.
The Spanish firm’s last creation, the Tramontana R
, is probably one of the craziest cars ever built. It packed a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz into a lightweight chassis composed almost entirely of carbon fiber.
The key specs were a curb weight of less than 3,000 pounds but an output in excess of 700 horsepower. We’re not sure who exactly has been demanding a.d. Tramontana add even more power to its insane range of supercars, but the company has announced that it is working on a model with 888 horsepower on tap.
Called the Tramontana XTR, these are the first official drawings of the new supercar. As can clearly be seen, the latest model builds on the chassis of the previous cars but has been improved in a number of ways.
Power still comes from a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz, though according to Autovisie
it's a brand new unit. The car also gets a new racing-spec transmission and a host of additional aerodynamic aids to ensure it can make the most of its extra power.
With around 700 horsepower, the Tramontana R could accelerate from 0-60 mph in--a traction-limited--3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 214 mph. We suspect the new Tramontana XTR should perform even better.
In case you’re interested, pricing on the Tramontana XTR is set at 420,000 euros (approximately $514,000) and deliveries should be starting before the year is out. With its current facilities, a.d. Tramontana can only build cars at the rate of about 12 per year, though the company is looking to expand its operations and is in the process of finding more dealers._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.