Late last year, Italian sports car automaker Automobili Turismo e Sport, better known as ATS, announced that it was getting back in the car-making game after a 50-year hiatus, with a two-car lineup consisting of the 2500GT and the track-ready Sport 1000. Designed to take the world's ultra-focused trackday cars like those from Radical, Ariel and BAC, the latter model goes on sale "worldwide" – including the US – by the end of this year in Race and Street versions. Starting prices of 24,990 euros and 43,500 euros have been announced for the two models, but US pricing hasn't been announced yet (a straight conversion yields $33,000 and $58,000 ballpark figures).

Anteing up the extra money for the Street model (shown above) will get you headlights, taillights, mirrors and... an engine. This version comes with the same mill found under the gas tank of a Kawasaki Ninja 1000, good for over 200 horsepower. Weighing in at just 1,100 pounds, this should be plenty of power for the Sport 1000 Street; Race models are available without an engine, but can also be equipped with motorcycle engines from Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki or Yamaha. ATS has also given the car a fully adjustable suspension, six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential.

The super-lightweight Sport 1000 is built in either left- or right-hand-drive configurations, and it uses a stainless steel frame and a fiberglass body. We can only imagine how much lighter (and more expensive) this car would be if it made use of aluminum and carbon fiber. Measuring about 165 inches in length and 63 inches in width, the Sport 1000 is longer and slightly narrower than a Mazda Miata, but without bumpers and a windshield, it will probably take some doing to register in the US, even as a homebuilt.
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The ATS – Automobili Turismo Sport, historical italian car manufacturer founded by Ferrari F1 engineers, presented in 2012 the all new ATS Sport 1000, now it is available on the market in both FIA/CSAI compliant race version and road legal licensed version.

ATS SPORT 1000 Race version is available as fully built car ready to drive or less engine (drive train) version. Costumers can choose between any 4 cylinder bike engine to install in the car: Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Honda range. A list of options can also be added at the car to create the perfect racing machine. SPORT 1000 is FIA/CSAI compliant car with technical passport available to race worldwide.

ATS SPORT 1000 Street version is available as fully built car ready to drive with road kit pack, engine by Kawasaki Ninja 1000 with over 200bhp and less than 500kgs of curb weight. It can be requested also with race specifications pack to be used both on the road and racing events.

The price for the SPORT 1000 Race starts from 24990,00 euros, the Street version from 43500,00 euros.
ATS is ready right now to accept orders from any Country in the World in left hand or right hand drive version and can create special configurations following the request of each costumer or team.


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      Gianluca Gregis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stohr is single seater and totally different.
        DSR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gianluca Gregis
        Forget Stohr or any specific builder. No, it is not "totally" different. Sports Racers can be 1 or 2 seaters. From the GCR, "Sports Racing Category shall be for automobiles which are designed and constructed for road racing competition, offering provisions for driver and a passenger, or driver alone (single-seater)?" Bottom-line: If you want a "Sports Racer," which is what ATS is trying to emulate, then get a Sports Racer.
      EZen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm betting the Factory Five 818R will be right with this thing at half the price. They've already shown 1.12g skid pad and 1.5g peak load (long corners) and with a great Subaru boxer engine, aero and light weight I don't see the reason to go with something with a bike engine that is twice the price.
      andre brown
      • 1 Year Ago
      the original design.... www.andrecars.com www.facebook.com/andrecars
      DSR
      • 1 Year Ago
      "We can only imagine how much lighter (and more expensive) this car would be if it made use of aluminum and carbon fiber." No need to imagine. The ATS 1000 is a DSR copy. DSRs are already developed, winning, proven, etc. and a lot cheaper. USA builder: http://www.stohr.com/dsr.html or if you prefer a . . . UK builder: http://speadsracing.com/main/
        DSR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DSR
        Incidentally, typical cornering and braking for a DSR is in the 3-4 G's range. On average a GT1 Factory Five will run 20-25 seconds/2.5 mile lap slower than a DSR, which is in the LMP2 range.
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Radical wannabe? Still a bit too ugly for an Italian supercar though.