ATS SPORT 1000 detailed

ATS Sport 1000
ATS Sport 1000

Weighs 400 kg.

Reborn ATS Italian car brand has provided additional details about its SPORT 1000 model.

Set to recreate a 1960s racing sports car, it features a stainless steel chassis paneled in aluminum that weighs only 55 kg (121 pounds). The GRP-made body is entirely removable and tips the scales at 57 kg (125 pounds). Thanks to the lightweight construction, the entire vehicle weighs only 400 kg (882 pounds).

ATS says that its two-seater can be powered by a motorcycle engine from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki or any other inline four-cylinder. It has a chain drive transmission and a Quaife ATB limited slip differential. The SPORT 1000 features a double wishbone suspension with fully adjustable shock absorbers and comes with front and rear anti-roll bars.

Safety features include a collapsible steering column, six-point Sparco seatbelts, aluminum tank with “explosafe”, a front Honeycomb crash box and a 50mm rollbar. Braking is provided by a Tarox system with six-piston calipers for both front and rear wheels.

The ATS SPORT 1000 is already available and costs from 25,000 euros.

Further details are found in the press release below.

Source: ATS
Published Nov 7th, 2012 6:10pm By Adrian Padeanu


Borgomanero, 7 November 2012

50 years after its creation, the ATS is reborn and presents its new sportscar: the ATS SPORT 1000.
The ATS SPORT 1000 recreates the typical characteristics of a racing sportscar of the sixties, simplicity and lightness, but with technology, aerodynamics and performance of modern sportscar. The chassis is made of stainless steel, paneled in aluminum, and only weighs 55kg while the body completely removable in 5 minutes is made of GRP and weighs 57 kg.

The two-seater SPORT 1000 can be powered with a bike engine, be it Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha or any other inline 4-cylinder. The transmission is a chain drive and the limited slip differential is a Quaife ATB. The suspensions are double wishbones with Teflon bushes and uniballs, with fully adjustable shock absorbers, while the custom design hubs are made from CNC billet aluminum. The SPORT 1000 also has anti-roll bars front and rear.

For the safety, the SPORT 1000 comes equipped with a front Honeycomb crash box, a 50mm rollbar, an aluminum tank with explosafe, Sparco 6-point belts and collapsible steering column.
The Tarox brake system with 6-piston calipers front and rear guarantee incredible stopping while the Tilllet B2 seat offers the best comfort and lateral support to the driver even in bends to 3g of lateral grip.

The ATS SPORT 1000 weighs just 400kg and with semi-slick or slick tires and aerodynamic downforce of 1150 kg, guarantees records for its class. The extractor specifically studied in the wind tunnel offers superior performance of any competitor in the same price range.

The ATS SPORT 1000 is ideal for competing in hill climbing races, club race or one make series. But ATS also made a special version of "road legal" SPORT 1000 dedicated to amateur drivers who loves track days around the world.

The ATS SPORT 1000 is already available and can be purchased in complete form or factory built rolling chassis, less engine, with prices starting from € 25,000.
The ATS SPORT 1000 became the sportscar with the best price/performance ratio on the market.

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Tron117 Tron117
How about throwing the S1000RR engine into that thing :)
Nov 8th, 2012 8:46am
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Swifty Swifty
or Ducatis's Panigale??? for me the Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 engine would fit nice....better torque than liter- inlines :D
Nov 8th, 2012 11:58am
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