Tata sub-brand Tamo reveals its Racemo sports car

The Tamo Racemo is India's first sports car, and it uses mid-mounted three-cylinder turbo power

Indian manufacturing giant Tata used the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to reveal its new, low-volume sports car brand, Tamo. And the first product from the firm is the Racemo two-seater. The compact mid-engined design study features a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engine with a relatively modest 188bhp, but in a car thats shorter yet wider than a Ford Fiesta, it should deliver an entertaining drive.

The Racemo is designed to provide what Tamo describes as a 'phygital' experience, which means it aims to be physically fun to drive, but also has plenty of digital technology on board. There's the usual navigation and multimedia kit, but it's displayed on Microsoft-sourced holographic displays, while the car can receive software updates remotely.

And in another tie-up with Microsoft, the Tamo Racemo is being offered as a free car in leading racing game Forza Horizon 3, allowing gamers to get behind the wheel well ahead of any possible production model.

As well as a mid-engine layout, the Racemo uses a six-speed auto box with steering wheel paddleshifters, while double wishbone suspension is a good foundation to create a decent handling sports car. The Racemo features a plastic composite body and uses a modular chassis system that can be adapted for use in a number of layouts. There is no word on whether the Racemo will make production, but if it does, it could be an intriguing alternative to cars such as the Mazda MX-5, and even the Lotus Elise.

As well as the roadgoing model, the Tamo Racemo+ was revealed. This model is a track-focused variant, with adjustable aero, a stripped-out interior and a big wing bolted to the engine cover.

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