If reports are to be believed, Tata Motors will not go ahead with the production of its Racemo sportscar. Although the company has not made an official announcement about the same, it is said that the Racemo project has been deferred indefinitely.
Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor show held earlier this year, the Racemo was a sports car concept by Tata Motor’s sub-brand TaMo. The company had revealed that the Racemo would go on sale in India by the end of 2017, but later pushed the launch date to early 2018. Now, it seems unlikely that the Racemo will ever make it to the production line.
Reports suggest that plans to manufacture the Racemo have been dropped due to the high costs involved to bring the concept into production. The company had made a budget of INR 250 crore for the Racemo sports car but a few board members and senior management officials of Tata Motors are of the opinion that the amount should be invested in the company’s commercial vehicle division. The CV division of Tata motors is reportedly not able to maintain its market share due to the competition.
Powering the Racemo is a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine that is capable of producing 187 hp at 6500 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm. This engine is mated to a six speed AMT with paddle shifts, sending power to the rear wheels. The Racemo, as the company claimed, could sprint from 0-100 kmph in less than six seconds. A few reports even suggested that the Racemo could have been priced for as low as INR 25 lakh.