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ATS to Revive an Old 60s Classic: The 2500 GT

By Brody Patterson


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The ATS 2500 GT is the attempt by Italian car manufacturer ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport) to revive an old classic from the 60s. While not as successful as, say, Ferrari, ATS did created a little masterpiece back in 1963, one definitely worth revisiting.

The main goal of the manufacturer was to recreate the sense of “spirit, purity and simplicity of the 60s”, while bringing all of this into the 21st century. The new 2500 GT was thus designed using sophisticated 3D computer design technology and comes with a high-strength steel chassis and carbon fiber body engineers working five decades ago could only dream of. This makes the car both sturdy as well as lightweight, with the vehicle tipping the scales at less than 2,200 lbs. Its powerplant is a 2.5-liter boxer-four, with power going to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.

The 2500 GT is suspended on double wishbones all round, Ohlins adjustable shocks, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels front to rear (center-locks are optional), and sticky semi-slick tires (which is enough for 1.6G cornering force, according to the manufacturer). The car can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 185 mph.

ATS has yet to reveal any pricing details or a release date.


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