The RR Turbo Serie Carbonio is a 600hp Honda-engined track toy
ATS Corsa's latest project is an absolute riot - would you buy one?
Remember the ultra-rare 'GT' by Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS) that was unveiled back in 2017? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped the niche Italian manufacturer from launching the RR Turbo. It's a track-focused "sportscar" that is eligible for many events, including but not limited to 24H Series, VLN and International Hill Climb championships. You can get the RR Turbo in either Clubsport or Serie Carbonio trim but the latter is more hardcore.
For starters, the Corsa-trim of the Serie Carbonio weighs a mere 825kg (1819lbs), which is thanks to carbon-fibre bodywork, a Molybdenum chrome tube frame and a relatively compact 2.0L turbocharged engine. The Serie Carbonio even receives a carbon-fibre rear wing, whereas you'll have to 'settle' for aluminium on the Clubsport.
Though it's got a small Honda engine, it's quite the screamer with its 600hp available at 8500rpm. All this power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels and is delivered via a 6-speed sequential gearbox with optional paddles. As a result, the 0-62mph sprint is done and dusted in under 3 seconds whilst top speed clocks in around 180mph (290kmh). Torque is rated a healthy 530Nm (391lb-ft) at 4500rpm.
The brand's racing DNA remains intact thanks to a pushrod front suspension, pull-rod rear suspension and 4-pison aluminium brake callipers at the front and rear. Frankly, the technical details available on the Serie Carbonio are endless so feel free to read more by clicking here.
The RR Turbo starts at €136,000 ($161,000 USD) for the Clubsport and at €164,900 ($195,000) for the Serie Carbonio. Yes, that is a hefty sum but ATS Corsa claims that maintenance will set you back a mere €2.30 per kilometre... if that helps you at all.