As I can see, the steering wheel is also taken straight from the Corvette, just wrapped in red skin... Even interior stayed unchanged.
Tauro V8 Spider specs
|Curb weight||1350 kg (2976 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.42 m (174 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, 1.23 m (48 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.42 m (95 in)|
|0 - 100 kph||4.0 s|
|Top speed||295 kph (183 mph)|
|Engine type||LS3 V8, n/a OHV, 16v|
|Displacement||6.2 l (376 ci / 6162 cc)|
|Power||446 ps (440 bhp / 328 kw) @ 6200 rpm|
|Torque||586 Nm (432 lb-ft) @ 4400 rpm|
|Power / liter||72 ps (71 hp)|
|Power / weight||330 ps (326 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||434 Nm (320 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||Tremec 6-speed manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
V8 Spider competition
Mental 8y ago
Superlennyo 8y ago
I had the opportunity to make a video of this car, quite an amazing machine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2-e1T50g0
BR2' 8y ago
...Was wondering when this was gonna make it here, this Tauro Sport Auto is not new.
I also think it looks quite fantastic, the rear end looks Amazing. Little, great looking, American engine, H pattern, Rwd, excellent.
But 100k? lol that's QUITE a lot for this, at that price I highly doubt it would sell well. At the price, id rather have a ZO6 and save myself 25k, or a 991 911 GT3.
If it were lowered by 50-60k, they would sell ALOT more, but its a new and up coming company, so they'll need the money.
Shaggy 8y ago
2970 LB curb weight, 6 speed manual transmission, 440 horsepower LS9 V8 from the Corvette, I like the math.
@ Super8: There is a gun company based in Brazil that makes guns mainly for export to America, and they make a large frame double action revolver called the Raging Bull.
Mental 8y ago
Because it just made a moving debut at Goodwood festival last week. :D
Super8 8y ago
Tauro eh? Maybe this is the anagram of Taurus Raging Bull.
Fangio Man 8y ago
Never heard. :D
Mental 8y ago
The new sportscar from Spain. Tauro V8 Spider.
The car is based on the chassis of the deceased Pontiac Solstice. And under the hood is located the LS3 engine, which is good for 440 ponies. That power is sent via Tremec manual gearbox to the rear axle. And all that is wrapped under the new Spanish wild body.
The Tauro can go up to 295 kph and accelerate to 100 in 4 dead.
Sounds like a perfect combo: American power, lightweight construction, manual tranny, European design and a convertible. And that's just a standard version. The engine can be switched to produce incredible 650 hp, and 6-speed automatic is available.
But, to be honest, nothing new; already tasted. All those LS3s, LS7s, and whatever else American V8s are just too common in boutique automaker nowadays. Of course, I understand that Chevy engines are powerful lightweight and reliable, but I want to something new. More V10s, V12s in such European exotics.. more Boxer engines, or at least the same V8s but home-made... So this Spanish sportcar lacks in the uniqueness. Technically, it is just like the Corvette, just a bit shorter and lightweight.
Tauro wants to produce 30 units per year, and they can sell you one for 100k pounds... 100 hundred pounds... Where is the Vette?..