We won't hold it against you if you've never hear of the Automobili Turismo e Sport, or ATS. After all, the small Italian automaker made just 12 cars in the 1960s, but it looks like dust is being brushed off this marque after sitting dormant for almost 50 years. Like Lamborghini, ATS was formed following a disagreement with Enzo Ferrari.

Two sports cars are planned to carry the ATS nameplate: a lightweight track car powered by a motorcycle engine called the Sport 1000 and the car pictured above, the 2500GT. Named after ATS's original car, the 2500 GT, built from 1962 through 1964, the new 2500GT mimics the styling of the of its predecessor while simultaneously looking like the result of an awesome one-night-stand between a Ford GT and a Lotus Evora. According to AllCarIndex.com, the interior of the 2500GT will have a retro look inspired by the 1960s, but no interior images of the car have been released.

While the original ATS 2500GT was powered by a 2.5-liter V8 that produced 210 horsepower, the new version of the car uses a rear-mounted 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four that is said to put out 500 hp. If this engine sounds familiar, that's because AllCarIndex says that it is based on a Subaru boxer engine. We'd love to see a WRX STI with this much power, but we digress.

The most impressive detail about this new 2500GT is that it weighs just 2,160 pounds helping to give the car excellent performance. ATS says the car's top speed is with the ability to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds.

There is no indication as to the pricing of the ATS 2500GT reincarnation, when it goes on sale or if it will be sold in the US, but until then, enjoy the images ATS AutoSport has released.


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      chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like the Ford GT's Italian cousin.
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok, I see the Ferrari Ford GT look of it, however, since there is no new GT, I'd love to see it produced. This is hot!
      Anon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks cool.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good looking car, but as you said, awfully derivative. Looks like a bunch of cars were thrown in a blender. I personally don't think it stands out enough visually to differentiate itself and stand out enough to be noticed. That being said, dynamically they sound awesome. If the 1000 could come in at 1400 lbs or less, that could be a bucket of fun if any of the BEC (bike engined car) locosts are any indication. And the CG on the 2500 could be about 8 inches off the ground if done properly, and with that kind of power to weight ratio, that could be FUN. Hope this actually comes off.
      tbird57w
      • 2 Years Ago
      YAWN....just what the auto world needs-another sports car!
        Christopher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tbird57w
        Dude (Protovici), not cool. Don't burn on his girl, cause he does'nt like sports cars.
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tbird57w
        You're so right, what we really need is a new Prius model, so desperately...
      Gaurav Khanna
      • 2 Years Ago
      Headlights from Ferrari California
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rear quarter panel looks straight from the Ford GT
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rear quarter panel looks straight from the Ford GT
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is pure awesomeness. Looks better than the MP4-12C-3PO
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      "ATS says the car's top speed is with the ability to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds." ???
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damned sexy. Despite all of you who say it needs a V8, I encourage you to find the videos of the Renault Alpine 110-50 showcar with the hi-po turbo six. Tiny engine, lots of power, beautiful sound. That's what these cars were in the 1950's and 60's...Other than the Fords, Chaparrals and Cheetahs of course.
        Christopher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drakkon
        Interesting that you mention those three marques that are today looked at as automotive Icons for what they did back then with V8s. Haven't heard much on the tiny V6 front. I did say much.
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Christopher
          ..other than, Fords, Chaps and Cheetahs. The Europeans (and early Japanese sportscars) did wonderful jobs with little engines. I was reading a few days ago of a Ferrari 2.8l 4-cyl that in the 1950s was making 285hp. Without a turbo, we would be impressed today. I love the smooth purr of a V-12, I love the primal roar of a V8, but a shrieking race-derived V6 sounds great too.
      Hitmanblues
      • 2 Years Ago
      super nice ride
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