Tata Motors is all set to get future ready. It started a new sub-brand – TAMO, to bring in innovative products and further joined hands with Microsoft to offer next generation in-car connectivity. All this collaboration has combined together and given birth to the TAMO RACEMO.
The Racemo a two-seater, sports coupe is Tamo’s first creation that will hit the production line. It was unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. It is the first in the series of innovations that focuses on the challenges driven by the discontinuity and disruption in the automotive industry.
Tamo Racemo is India’s first globally developed car which unites the physical and digital worlds, Tata Motors likes to call it a ‘phygital’ experience. It gives a glimpse of what the future has in store and is a one of a kind automobile that aims to change the way India drives.
Tamo Racemo is built on the innovative Tata Motors’ patented MOFlex platform with Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure allowing greater freedom in surface design, efficient large-scale part integration leading to modularity and faster time to market. This is being done for the first time ever in the automotive industry for passenger vehicles and it will help to bring in the Indian auto market a product with enhanced exclusivity.
Tamo Racemo was designed at the Tata Motors Design Studio in Turin, Italy with stronger expressions of the IMPACT DESIGN elements such as the humanity line, slingshot line and diamond DLO. The sports coupe is a perfect blend of Italian sensuality and Indian ingenuity. It measure 3.8 m in length, 1.8 m in width, 1.2m in height and has a wheelbase of 2.4m. The ground clearance is 165 mm while the fuel tank capacity is 40 Litres.
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The car has an intensely fierce looking front accentuated by the LED bars on top of the Bi-LED headlamps. The three-dimensional grille with a honeycomb type pattern scoops inside and reaches out to the edge of the car. The sculpted hood merges with the raised fender giving the car a powerful look.
The squarish wheel arches and bulging fenders coupled with the rising window line and a mix of body materials provide the Racemo an athletic and energetic look. A fuel filler lid is placed on the right side of the D-pillar. The car has butterfly or dihedral type doors which tilt up and forward when opened.
The Racemo features a bubble roof which should further provide extra head room especially when a helmet is worn while on a race track. The mid-engine cover has a number of openings in hexagonal shapes and two huge vents on both sides.
The rear is as aggressive as the front, featuring a discreet spoiler. An hexagonal exhaust opening sits in the middle, while round LED taillamps are placed at the extreme ends. The sporty look is made complete with a functional diffuser and features another lamp in center on top of it.
The interior of the Tamo Racemo is very futuristic which is filled up with tons of toggle switches and buttons for multiple functions. Behind the flat bottom steering with shift pedals, lies an unusual instrument cluster which features 3 huge screens displaying various information. The Racemo will also have a camera inside to allow capturing selfies and videos.
The RACEMO is also India’s first true connected car. Powered by Microsoft, RACEMO will bring alive connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geospatial and mapping, and increased human-machine interface, creating a new benchmark in the industry for connected vehicles. The body construction with integrated crash safety protection with driver and passenger airbags meets upcoming Indian regulations.
The Tamo Racemo is powered by a mid-mounted new generation 1.2 litre turbocharged Revtron petrol engine made from aluminium. It delivers 190 PS of power and 210 Nm of torque. The sports car can reach 0 to 100 km/h in under 6 seconds. The engine is mated to a 6-Speed AMT gearbox with paddle shifters. It features disc brakes in front and rear, electric parking brake along with ABS and EBD.
The sports coupe rides on 17-inch wheels at the front and 18-inch wheel at the rear. The tire size for the front and rear is 205/50 R17 and 235/45 R18, respectively. The car gets independent, double wishbone suspension with antiroll bar in front and a stabiliser link at the rear. In terms of safety, the Racemo gets 3 point and dual front Airbags (Driver + Passenger). The customer can also request a 4 point harness as an option.
The sports coupe will be available in two versions – Racemo and Racemo+. While the Racemo is the normal street variant, the Racemo+ is more focused for track use.
The unique features of Racemo+ include a performance-oriented body kit, wing spoiler and sporty graphics on the exterior. Inside the Racemo+ gets a different racing style steering and carbon fibre finished panels. While the company hasn’t revealed any changes in the technical specifications we can expect the Racemo+ to have better dynamics and performance.
Tata Motors also has plans to provide a thorough race experience to speed enthusiasts via curated track activities. The sports coupe is targeted at the risk-taking, adventure loving, digitally native, mobile first technophiles of India.
Also for the first time ever, an Indian car will be available on Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 game. Players will be able to virtually experience the Tamo Racemo in this racing video game that is set in an open world environment based in Australia.
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Tamo Racemo Engine Specifications
Type: 1.2L New Generation Turbo-Charged, Intercooled
Cubic capacity: 1198 cc
Installation: Mid Mounted
Max power: 190 PS @ 6500 RPM
Max torque: 210 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Valve gear: 4 valves per cylinder
No. of cylinders: 3
Tamo Racemo Chassis and Body:
Construction: Coupe, 2 seater
Alloy Wheels Front: 17” &
Alloy Wheels Front Rear: 18”
Tyre size front: 205/50 R17 Radial Tubeless at Front
Tyre size rear: 235/45 R18 Radial Tubeless at Rear
Tamo Racemo Dimensions:
Overall Length: 3835 mm
Max. Width: 1810 mm
Overall Height: 1208 mm
Wheel Base: 2430 mm
Ground Clearance: 165 mm
Fuel Tank capacity: 40 Ltrs
Transmission: TA6300 AMT – 6 Forward, 1 Reverse. Paddle
Tamo Racemo Suspension and Steering:
Front Suspension: Independent, Double wishbone, Antiroll bar
Rear Suspension: Independent, Double wishbone, Stabilizer link
Steering Type: Electric Power Assisted
Turning circle radius: 5.8m
Tamo Racemo Brakes
Parking Brakes: Electric
Tamo Racemo Safety Features (Active / Passive):
Seat Belt: 3 Point (4 Point Harness as option)
Airbag: Driver + Passenger
ABS with EBD