Tata RaceMo is a production ready sports car and not a concept. It is the second mid-engine sports car after DC Avanti by any domestic car maker.
Tata has unveiled its RaceMo at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The sports car was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. This is a production ready sportscar by the Indian automaker and not a concept. RaceMo is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine which can produce a peak power output of 189 bhp and 210 Nm of peak torque. This powerplant comes mated to a 6-speed AMT with paddle shifters and a push button reverse.
The overall design approach to the car, be it the interiors or the exterior exude its sporty credentials. In a statement by a Tata spokesperson, it was revealed that this car made its way from paper to production in a meager 22 months and it looks like the concept has just jumped off the page. There is extensive use of the contrasting colour schemes, floating body panels, switches which have aviation-derived design elements and much more. At the front one gets the multi-layered front bumper which comes with an integrated diffuser and same is the story at the rear which comes with a mono exhaust placed right between the taillights and over the integrated rear diffuser.
The car comes with butterfly doors and is offered in a mid-engine layout. This means that the handling of the car will substantially improve because of better weight distribution, also the power going to the rear wheel is instant as a courtesy of this layout. This is the second mid-engine sportscar after DC Avanti which is being offered by a domestic automaker.
Tata has not made any statements pertaining to the car’s launch date but has confirmed that it will go into production. The Indian automaker, for now, has described RaceMo as a design study for what the future of its offerings will aspire towards.