A few days ago we went on a visit to Jay Leno’s garage via YouTube and had the chance to watch Leno drive the Tramontana R. Today we come with some more news about the Spanish supercar. While filming Jay Leno’s episode, the Spanish driver, Oriol Servia, revealed that the Tramontana was preparing a racing version powered by a V10 engine developed by Cosworth.
The standard Tramontana R is powered by a V12 engine that develops 550 HP or 720 HP with two turbos. Despite this amazing power the Spanish company has difficulties in selling the car so a racing version was the next logical step to ensure future sales. It will be lighter than the road-legal version and will come with more power under the hood.
Advanced Design Tramontana is a Spanish company that is not very well-known. They began their courtship with the sportscar in 2007 with a vehicle they called the Tramontana. This single or two seater sportscar used a Mercedes-sourced twin-turbo 5.5-liter V12 engine that screamed 720hp. The company then took this monster of an engine and placed it in a completely carbon fiber chassis and wrapped a carbon fiber body around it. In this episode of Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno had the opportunity to drive the Tramontana R which is the closed top model produced in 2009.
As we mentioned before, the supercar is powered by a 720 hp engine and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.6 seconds, hits the 0 to 124 mph mark in 10.15 seconds, and boasts a top speed of 201 mph. Seriously, can this guy’s car resume get any better?
The beauty of being on television is that you get to do things that other people can only dream of. Well the British guys from Fifth Gear had the amazing opportunity to test drive the new Spanish super car, the Tramontana R Edition. Tom Ford had the ride of his life in the carbon fiber single file seater despite being babysat by the Barcelona based automaker’s test driver. The guy wasn’t so bad, after all he did look the other way when Ford pushed the 720 HP button. That is after all the vehicle’s maximum output and considering that it weighs only 1200 Kilos, it is no surprise that the Tramontana can go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.6 seconds and make a more impressive 0 to 124 MPH time of only 10.15 seconds on its way to reaching a top speed of 201 MPH.
A new luxury sports car has been developed in the Costa Brava, Spain. It mixes old timers philosophy and air craft technology. The new A.D. Tramontana starts his own history at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2005. Seeing an A.D. Tramontana on the high street, however, will not be easy, as the European company will produce only 12 units a year.