The Spanish company is considering the Sarasota-Manatee area or a location in Broward County (the Miama-Fort Lauderdale area) for construction of the company's newest model, the 888-horsepower, $800,000 XTR.
Right now the project doesn't appear to be much beyond the planning phases, but Tramontana is likely to be eager to expand--its current facilities only allow production of 12 cars per year. The brand's exclusive U.S. distributor, Euromotorsport, is also pushing for the new plant.
But why Florida? Because Port Manatee, near Sarasota, has free-trade status, meaning the company wouldn't have to pay import taxes on its parts and materials.
a.d. Tramontana XTREnlarge Photo
The crossover's design spec is even more interesting than an exotic carmaker opening a Florida factory: it's supposedly intended to carry four people across all terrain, reach a top speed of 180 mph, and travel 2,000 miles on one tank of gasoline.
That, friends, sounds crazy even by Florida standards.