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Tauro V8 Spider specs

Car type Convertible
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)
Introduced 2013
Origin country Spain
Views 4.8k
Submitted by Mental

Performance

0 - 100 kph4.0 s
Top speed295 kph (183 mph)

Powertrain specs

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
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Mental  8y ago

As I can see, the steering wheel is also taken straight from the Corvette, just wrapped in red skin... Even interior stayed unchanged.


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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


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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.


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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.


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Mental  8y ago

"Never heard."

Because it just made a moving debut at Goodwood festival last week. :D


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Super8  8y ago

Tauro eh? Maybe this is the anagram of Taurus Raging Bull.


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Fangio Man  8y ago

Never heard. :D


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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?..

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