Specialty marque Automobili Turismo Sport (ATS) has introduced a significantly updated version of the Sport 1000 originally launched in 2012.

Specialty marque Automobili Turismo Sport (ATS) has introduced a significantly updated version of the Sport 1000 originally launched in 2012.

The revised variant has lost the "1000" designation and comes with more than 100 upgrades including a new stainless steel chassis with FIA-compliant rollbar that can be made from Cromo Molibdenum steel which shaves off 45 kg (99 lbs). The body is now more aerodynamically efficient and the model comes as standard with a Quaife limited-slip differential, Avon tires, Tillett seats and a fully adjustable pedal box with CNC-machined pedals.

ATS says the 2015 Sport benefits from Ohlins dampers and a full stainless steel exhaust system while the stopping power is provided by Tarox six-piston front and rear calipers with vented discs for all 15-inch split rim alloys. There's also a Sparco removable steering wheel and harnesses, stainless steel fuel tank, alloy water radiator with air control system and remote oil cooler.

The improved ATS Sport can be ordered without an engine from 33,000 EUR while a ready-to-drive version begins at 48,850 EUR. Engine options include a 1.3-liter with 185 bhp (138 kW) at 11,000 rpm mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox, a 1.4-liter delivering 325 bhp (242 kW) and a 1.6-liter outputting 255 bhp (190 kW). Depending on engine choice, the ATS Sport can perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of more than 155 mph (250 km/h).

At an additional cost, ATS offers optional equipment such as a full carbon fiber body, FIA fuel tank, xenon headlights, AIM data logging kit, paddle shift kit, center lock forged wheels, larger brakes and TTX Ohlins dampers.

Already available in Europe, the updated ATS Sport will reach United States as well as other markets sometime next year.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

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