Getting to race a Tata Motors car in the virtual world of Forza Horizon 3 – well, technically, a Tamo car, is now possible in this lifetime.
This here is that first car from Tata Motors’ racier, more premium arm – Tamo. The Racemo, as it’s called, made its world debut at the 87th Geneva Motor Show and we suspect it looks just as splendid in the flesh as it does in these pictures. The car gets scissor doors, slick headlamps with prominent fog lamps underlining them on the unadorned but muscular bonnet. The air dams and heavily sculpted spoiler make the rear look a lot more elaborate in comparison.
The Racemo is said to command a maximum power of 190PS at 6,500rpm while the torque peaks to 210Nm at a much lower 2,500rpm. Details on the engine that it will be launched with are still hazy, but the Tamo website proudly claims that the 0-100km/h sprint will take under 6 seconds.
The premiere of the Tamo Racemo also marks a new era for Tata Motors – because the concept is the first to be built on the car maker’s new MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure. According to Tata Motors, the structure can be modified and reused for other models while allowing the manufacturer “freedom in surface design”. It will also be the first car which will feature Microsoft’s collaboration with Tata Motors who will be relying on the technology giant for functions enabled by “cloud computing, analytics, geo-spatial mapping, and increased human-machine interface”.
The Tamo Racemo will also be available as one of the virtual cars on Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3. We can expect Tata Motors to launch the racecar in India by the end of 2017.
Besides the Racemo, Tata Motors also showcased the new Tigor “styleback” and the Nexon compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.