Remember the a.d. Tramontana R? The canopied, tandem-seat oddity represented a bold choice in supercardom, a far brasher choice than something from Maranello or Sant'Agata Bolognese, say. The carbon fiber missile debuted back in 2009 and was powered by a V12 sourced from Mercedes-Benz. Available in various tunes, the powertrain was good for up to 760 horsepower – no small sum given that the larger-than-you-think coupe still weighed less than 2,800 pounds.

But now there's a new choice in the a.d. Tramontana stable, dubbed XTR. While no pictures have been released, the Spanish builder has released this set of renderings, along with word that its latest creation will be powered by a new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 that will bludgeon its way down the road with 888 horsepower and 678 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. There's also word of a new "ultra-rapid competition gearbox," but no official details have yet been provided on what, exactly it might be.

The mid-engined, rear-drive XTR also looks to have a significantly reworked appearance, including new aero bits, lights, wheels, and so on, but the core airplane fuselage-like construction and cycle fenders remain.

Pricing? Glad you asked. Available later this year, the XTR is expected to command 420,000 euros – around $514,000. Only about a dozen examples are expected to be built per year, but a.d. Tramontana is reportedly working on expanding both its manufacturing capabilities and dealer footprint.



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      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the movie fly, where they tried to teleport the vehicle somewhere else but the DNA of a housefly was mixed in.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seeing as AB is filled with folks who praise the 'lines' of things like Acura / Toyota / Nissan sedans, I'll take all the 'ugly' comments on this with several grains of salt.
      Tom Bryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      THAT, is horrendous
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like it should have been in the Speed Racer movie. :-D
      delsolo1
      • 2 Years Ago
      These horse power stories bore me.
        J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @delsolo1
        I know, right? We want to know whether it has auto parking and bluetooth... to heck with performance numbers.
      Harold O
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've seen LEGO cars that looked better than that .As for Spanish design the worst of Gaudi is better too !
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like ugly tree had all its branches snapped off when this fella fell out of it
      Jeremy Moonen
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know, Im no designer or engineer or anything.............but give me a box of crayons, some construction paper and a case of beer and Im pretty sure I could come up with something at least slighty less offensive to the eyes. WTF
      BrentNelson
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will be really a cool thing for racing guys . This car can bit any racing in race. cars look is also very well designed . Price is high but for racing is less . Everyone want to drive if they will see that this cars power. This car can easily beat any normal racing car.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else guess that the HP rating is 888 because the big-money market for this car is in China? Also, if you are going to have a hot car with your hot girl, why would you want her in the backseat? They make motorcycles for THAT!