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?..