Automobili Turismo E Sport
A successor to its never-produced 1960s Gran Turismo.
Automobili Turismo Sport has resurfaced with the updated 2016 ATS Sport Dieci, a Le Mans prototoype-style Italian track-day racer.
UPDATE: ATS appears to be going through a management dispute between its two owners - one party supporting the course of action described below and the other working to stop it and keep ATS in Italy. We'll be watching to see how it develops.
Never heard of ATS? Nope, we're not talking about the Cadillac sports sedan. We're talking about Automobili Turismo e Sport, an Italian automaker formed by a group of renegade Ferrari staffers in the mid-'60s. ATS was only on the map for a couple of years, producing models like the 2500 GT and competing in a handful of grands prix
Think of Italian sports car brands and many names come to mind. ATS might not be first among them, but maybe it should. Founded in 1963 by a group of former Ferrari employees fed up with old man Enzo's infamous intransigence, Automobili Turismo e Sport was originally a flash in the pan, disappearing almost as quickly as it appeared on the scene in the first place. But 50 years later the name was revived with a number of sport
Italy has had more than its fair share of old auto marques revived in recent years. Fiat brought back the Abarth marque not long ago, Bugatti restarted in Modena before returning across the border to Molsheim, Carrozzeria Touring got back into the business after decades lying dormant, Zagato revived
American auto enthusiasts may associate the letters ATS with Cadillac's smallest sedan, but Europeans will know it as Automobili Turismo e Sport. The marque was founded in 1963 by former Ferrari employees who'd had enough of old man Enzo's notoriously difficult manner, built a road car and an F1 challenger (signing Phil Hill t
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, Jeffrey N. Ross