Launch in production form is tipped for the Indian Auto Expo early next year.
The first sports car from Tata (launched under its ‘Tamo’ sub-brand) and claimed to be the first production sports car from India, the Racemo delivers 142kW/210Nm from its mid-mounted turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and drives the rear wheels via a six-speed automated manual (AMIT) transmission.
Zero to 100 km/h is claimed to be six seconds.
In terms of dimensions, the Tata Racemo is just a smidge shorter and wider than a Mazda MX-5.
Styling is edgy to say the least with a very aerodynamic look, ‘double-bubble’ roof, centre exhaust and butterfly doors.
There is a track day Racemo+ model with even more vents, a large rear wing and adjustable front splitter plus race seats with safety harnesses - and no airbags.
Inside, the driver is presented with three LCD displays, toggle switches, three-spoke leather steering wheel with F1-style buttons and a very race car-like layout.
Tata says it has plans to build 250 Racemos and while none will venture to Australia, Forza Horizon 3 has a free download so you can test drive one…online.
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