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      02-25-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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WTF this car is badass: 720bhp Tramontana R

Think Caparo T1 on roids.

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Two years ago, we tracked down a small, independent automaker on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show that promised to deliver a segment-busting supercar to those bored with Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Fast-forward to today and the Tramontana Group seems to have made good on its promise with the unveiling of the Tramontana R Edition.

The R is an evolved version of the standard open-wheel two-seater, packing a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter V12 available in either naturally aspirated, 550 hp guise or a twin-turbocharged 760 hp version that dolls out an astonishing 811 lb-ft of torque. The Group claims a 0-100 time of 3.6 seconds and a 10.15-second run to 200 mph.

The wheelbase has been shortened by 50mm to improve handling and aerodynamics, and weight is down by 202 pounds to just 2,777 pounds. The R stretches 192 inches from nose to tail, is 82 inches wide and 51 inches tall, and weight distribution is a perfect 50:50 left to right and 42:58 front to rear. Tramontana fitted 20-inch carbon fiber and magnesium wheels at each corner, along with high-performance summer rubber sized 245/40 in front and 335/30 in the rear. 380mm, six-piston Brembos handle stopping duties, while a custom Ohlins suspension allows the R's ride-height to be adjusted between 85 and 135 mm.

The body speaks for itself, as does the exposed carbon fiber interior, which features a chop-top steering wheel, an LCD instrument panel and the controls to the six-speed sequential gearbox. Production will be limited to 12 units per year with a price tag of 385,000 ($495,000), but unfortunately, we won't be seeing it in Geneva next month the Tramontana R will make its official debut at the Top Marques Monaco show at the end of March.

Thanks to Autoblog Spanish, we've got live shots from the Tramontana's unveiling earlier today. Check the images in the galleries below and read their detailed (and Google-translated) synopsis here.


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      02-25-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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Pics don't work. Cool vid nonetheless.
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      02-25-2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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      02-25-2009, 01:28 AM   #4
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      02-25-2009, 02:41 AM   #5
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If only I was rich. Astonishing car!!
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saw you comment and i'd lay on my bed and cry, then i put some Yulio Iglesias music, no more problem.

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holy shit, that car looks like it came out of those japanese anime... very futuristic design.. very freaking sexy... *drooool* selling first born for one.
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Must be scary fast to drive... i'd still rather have a Caparo T1 (My favorite car).
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      02-25-2009, 08:37 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by 03SG///M3 View Post
Must be scary fast to drive... i'd still rather have a Caparo T1 (My favorite car).
I agree. Its a death trap. The car would be incredible at 350hp, 750 is redic.
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