Tramontana XTR model will come with 888 horsepower!

Not too many people have heard of Tramontana, but those who did know the company for their remarkably powerful and stunningly surprising cars. Based in Spain, they’re currently working on the XTR model, the successor of the Tramontana R.

The car will reportedly be a two-seater, with the driver located in front of the passenger. Both the driver and the passenger are being enclosed in a curiously nice glass bubble that looks like something sent from the far future.

The bonnet, though, will hide an earthly 5.5-liter V12 Mercedes-Benz twin-turbo engine that will reportedly deliver no less than 888 HP (662 kW) and 980 Nm (722 lb-ft) of torque. The ponies will get to the rear wheels thanks to an “ultra-rapid competition gearbox” that announces itself to be quite a thigh-tech one.

The weight of this beast will be staggeringly low, as the builder declared, a whopping 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg). This will reportedly lead to a maximum speed of 344 km/h (214 mph) and an acceleration from naught to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

There are also its aerodynamical characteristics and chassis upgrades that aid it towards reaching those numbers – a new front end with new spoiler and headlights, alongside a new rear diffuser and redesigned spoiler. Its price tag will reportedly start at $514,000 (€420,000), due to be available by the end of 2012.