2017 new ATS GT

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Beautiful, Elegant, Smooth: Italian

The new ATS GT is not just attractive, amazing, extraordinary, unbelievable, sensual and out of this

world … the new ATS GT is much more than all of this: it’s simply beautiful!

Let’s explore this refined but strong hearted Italian beauty, ready to capture hearts and heads.

The design: tempting and enticing

Just as in the past when designers took time to develop well proportioned, simple yet sensuous

shapes to create beautiful Italian cars, ATS chose to maintain those romantic, creative processes

that forestall the highest automotive standards. Emanuele Bomboi wanted the entire car to be

built first and foremost as a piece of sculpture, with every surface carved and shaped to

perfection. Even the interior - despite the limited space of a supercar - was fashioned to guarantee

the best ergonomics and driver comfort.

The side silhouette of this new Gran Turismo is charged with energy, with clean lines framing

arched surfaces. The outlines above the wheel are evocative while a clean flowing line divides the

car's upper and lower halves. As with the original car's design, the windows provide a focus for the

flanks of the car. Uniquely, the door handles are practically ... non existent. In fact the vehicle is

equipped with touchless sensors hidden underneath the small fin bearing the ATS logo.

The front spoiler follows the form of the classical ATS 2500 GTS of the sixties, crossing the whole

width of the car with the same blue Dragon of Bologna logo (today crafted using state of the art

OLED technology) at its centre as the 1963 car unveiled at the Paris motor show. Similarly

distinctive are the two stripes running along the bonnet and the two lateral air intakes with fullLED lighting above them.

The rear of the car is windowless like a true race car, blending in gracefully with aerodynamically

efficient cut-off tail, while the integrated rear spoiler is 'active'; it rises at high speeds to create

downforce and can generate effective drag to help the car brake in the shortest distance.

The distinctive wedge lines emphasize the tail width while the design at the rear is a testament to

the Italian GT car's historic heritage, with broad shapes and flowing lines that frame modern

design cues; all the elements have an aerodynamic role to play and fit perfectly the 'form follows

function' philosophy. The rear diffuser, defying conventional design habits, is a continuatio n of the

bodywork forming a part of the whole and supporting the v-shape that ties the LED lights with the

markers above the wheel arch.

The lights on the ATS GT deserve special mention. With the running lights on the contours of the

headlights and the aluminium details emphasise the technological imprint of the car, while the

unique tubular ring of the tail lights give the impression of a suspended body, almost detached

from the rest of the vehicle. The holes in the rear light's rings also perform a vit al function,

extracting hot air from the engine compartment when the car is in motion.

The wheels (20” front, 21” rear) are minor masterpieces; forged aluminium, semi-lenticular and

highly polished, they mirror the contours of the flanks of the car while being manufactured within

exacting structural specifications and strict safety protocols. The new GT is fitted with 255/30R20

tyres at the front and 355/25R21 at the rear.

And because the ATS GT is being manufactured to order in very limited numbers, clients will be

able to customise the car's colours, material and finishing touches according to their personal

needs and desires.

The Cockpit: Light Through Aesthetics

The Centro Stile ATS has studied and developed the best ergonomics for the driver, in order to

offer a refined driving experience during urban, touring or track driving.

Right from the start the design of the interior was aimed at positioning the controls in the most

perfect set up. The main challenge was to achieve this objective by creating a balanced

environment, with the functional minimalism of racing cars. All of this had to be done without

compromising the ability to control many of the sophisticated technological functions built in to

this luxury environment where safety remains a priority thanks to four air bags.

The key features of the car's technological aspects are the ultra-thin digital Cluster TFT screen,

surrounded by an aluminium frame, and the central touchscreen for managing all the other

functions by allowing the driver to actively engage with the vehicle.

The system known as “Heart” is the direct interface between driver and his car. At the centre of

the dashboard below the display, the Centro Stile ATS has decided to install this unique device that

hosts all the controls to transform a quiet relaxing car into a true supercar, unleashing its extreme

power to tackle racing circuits:

- selector to manage the intelligent suspensions: three setups available Viaggio, Sport, Corsa

(Tour, Sport, Race)

- lever for the activation of the rear wing

- controller for app selection and infotainment management

- lever for the activation of manual transmission with steering wheel paddles or sequential

transmission

- engine map selector: Viaggio, Sport, Corsa (Tour, Sport, Race)

ATS’ Research and Development team has also provided the vehicle with fundamental elements,

some of which are brand new and innovative, in order to simplify the driving experience and to

create a comfortable and “engaging” ride:

- the patented multifunctional control can manage the automatic transmission, the anti-skid

function and the Launch Control

- the Paddle Shift behind the wheel allows to shift gear in four different ways

- the sophisticated sequential transmission is visible, a minor masterpiece and a real tribute

to the beauty of precision engineering

- the multiple wireless charging system with Qi technology allows the driver or passenger to

charge both tablet and smartphone at the same time

- the “Prima Orchestra” professional hi-fi system – used for the first time in a car - offers a

‘Stage Layout’ and a cross managed sound through modern ultra-thin TRIO speakers

The Three Driving Modes

The three modes, Viaggio, Sport and Corsa or Tour, Sport and Race, significantly change the

dynamic behavior of the car, transforming its nature and the feel the driver receives.

Each mode acts on the suspension’s set-up, on the gearshift speed and on the engine’s power

output, to lift the car to its maximum performance levels.

- “Viaggio” is distinguished by a relaxing light blue ambient colour on the controls in the

cockpit. While in this configuration, the GT has a smooth and gentle behavior, closer to a

normal Gran Turismo than a supercar, allowing the owner to undertake long journeys but

also relax in city traffic

- in “Sport” mode the cockpit colours switch to yellow, in harmony with the more focused

character of the vehicle. G-Force information and the temperature/pressure of the tyres

appear at the center of the instrument panel, allowing the driver feedback on the car’s

performance while keeping his eyes on the road

- if we choose the “Corsa” configuration the interior becomes red … what did you expect?

Here you enter in a new dimension and a brand new relationship with the vehicle: the main

screen now shows Formula 1 style instruments and the technical information takes centre

stage, clear and immediate, in order to support the driver while on a racing circuit. The

engine sound also changes to become more deep and powerful

Engine and Performance: a Powerful V8

The bi-turbo engine of this supercar unleashes 478 KW / 650 bhp at 7,250 rpm or 515 KW / 700

bhp with an optional upgrade. Maximum torque is 678 Nm which can become 750 Nm at 7,250

rpm when choosing the optional upgrade.

Like a racing engine the drivetrain is equipped with dry-sump lubrication, while the trade mark

roar of a V8 engine is even louder thanks to a special and beautiful exhaust system!

The ATS GT is the first ever car to be equipped with a patented silencer system.

The car’s performances allow the ATS GT to be one of the best supercars on the market: the V8

pushes the car from 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds allowing for a maximum speed of more than

206mph.

Stability and Dynamism

The 7 speed transmission is state of the art and allows for slick gear shifts while management of

the clutch is integrated in the system that allows the driver to choose between Viaggio, Sport and

Corsa modes.

A reliable mechanical differential is standard and, despite the significant power of the engine, the

Launch Control system guarantees lightning starts without wheel spin.

Even the chassis with its diagonal double wishbones reveals the supercar DNA of the car.

Further, the new ATS is equipped with an ESP system, for the electronic correction of stability, and

electronically adjusted shock absorbers.

The powerful braking is ensured by generously sized carbo-ceramic discs, assisted by the latest

generation ABS system.

The Composite Structure of the Chassis

As a true supercar the ATS GT uses composite materials and special alloys. In fact, carbon fibre is

extensively used in the bodywork, in the interiors and chassis, leading to a combination of light

weight and great strength.

For its part the attention to detail and quality of construction are top notch and allow for an

optimal ratio between weight, size and strength. The end result yields great figures such as the dry

weight of just 1,300 kg.

TECHNICAL DATA

2 seater Coupé – 2 doors

Dimensions

Length 4,700mm

Width 1,960mm

Maximum height 1,210mm

Wheelbase 2,670mm

Dry weight 1,300kg

Boot capacity 2.30m

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Engine and transmission

Bi-turbo V8 engine with dry-sump lubrication

Displacement 3,799 cc.

Power 478 KW / 650 bhp at 7,250 rpm – Optional Upgrade 515 KW /700 bhp

Maximum torque 678 Nm – Optional Upgrade 750 Nm

Euro 6 certification

Rear wheel drive

7 speed automatic ATS transmission

Performance

Maximum speed: more than 206mph

0 to 60mph: 3.0 seconds with launch control

0 to 120mph: 9.9 seconds

CO2 emissions 275 g/km

Fuel consumption

City 18 lt./100 km (15.6mpg)

Highway 9 lt./100 km (31.4mpg)

Combined 12 lt./100 km (23.5mpg)

Dynamics

Forward and rear double wishbone suspension

Shock absorbers with adjusting rings

Active electronic setup

ESP stability control

Brakes with carbo-ceramics discs

20” front wheels; 21” rear wheels

Front tyres 255/30R20 ; rear tyres 355/25R21

Tour-Sport-Race driving modes

Multi material chassis (aluminium alloy and carbon fibre) capable of outstanding strength and torsion

Infotainment

Active instrument panel

Central touchscreens that interact with the main instrument panel

Prima Orchestra Professional Sound System

Parking cameras

G-meter

Tyre temperature and pressure information

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