ATS Automobili’s new division, ATS Corsa is making a grand comeback to the racetracks with the new and in-house developed RR Turbo. The GT race car is suitable for the casual weekend drives on the track, as well as professional, FIA-sanctioned racing events across Europe. That includes all Challenge, GT Cup championships, including the German VLN, the French VdeV, CIVM and all European hill climbs.

Now, the RR Turbo features a chromium molybdenum spaceframe chassis weighing only 40 kg (excluding the roll-bar), with tubes that are welded to form a central tub-core which is paired with the FIA homologated roll-cage. This provides high torsional rigidity and complies with the maximum levels of safety, as per FIA regulations of course.

Power comes from a Honda-sourced 2.0 litre turbocharged inline four engine, but further developed by ATS Corsa to feature a closed-deck construction with forged pistons, bespoke intake and exhaust manifolds, as well as a Garret turbine for the turbo.

The engine is managed by a Hondata ECU that’s tweaked to produce 600 hp at 8,500 rpm and 530 Nm of torque from 4,000 to 7,000 rpm. A six-speed 3MO FTX sequential transmission (with paddle shifters) with limited slip differential is standard, and like Formula cars, the engine and transmission are linked together by a monoblock ergal bellhousing that also supports the suspension, dampers, wing mount and exhaust system.

Stopping power comes from a set of four-piston Brembo calipers with steel discs, though customers can opt for beefier ATS-Sicom mono block calipers with 350 mm carbon-ceramic discs all round. Other parts include double wishbone pushrod suspension with adjustable dampers by Tractive Suspension, Michelin tyres, AIM data logger, and a tablet console linked to in-car cameras for recording and live-streaming.

ATS Corsa has yet to reveal key performance figures, but with 600 hp and 530 Nm of torque, it’s hard to imagine just how quick this 780-kg GT car really is. In terms of dimensions, it has a 2,400 mm wheelbase, 1,900 mm track width and has a height of 1,030 mm. The monocoque construction is said to provide a spacious and comfortable cockpit, offering enough room for taller individuals.

The RR Turbo was developed entirely by the ATS Automobili’s Design and Engineering department, featuring fluid body panels and original lines that typify some of the best Italian GT race cars. Its development also comprised technical partners such as Michelin Motorsport, Sicom, Nardi Personal, D-Factory and Dtales, as well as other top-level technical suppliers such as Tractive Suspension, Teknogear, 3MO Performance, Atech and AIM.

If you run or manage a racing team, the ATS Corsa RR Turbo can be yours from 110,000 euros (RM505k) plus local taxes. First batch of deliveries are expected to commence in the second half of 2020. Fancy yourselves one?