ATS, or Automobili Turismo Sport, was founded in 1962 to produce both road cars and to compete in formula one. Several personnel were ex-Ferrari, including the famous Carlo Chiti. The first road car, the 2500GT, came out in 1963 whilst in Formula one they took over the Serenissima team which was in financial trouble.

Unfortunately little better awaited ATS, and production of the 2500GT ceased the following year (1964). That year also saw an entry in the Targa Florio. 1968 saw an open, mid-engined race-car emerge, using a tuned Ford 1000 engine and an aluminium body constructed by Fantuzzi. The formula one program continued until 1969.

2500 GT

ATS 2500GTThe first and last ATS production road car, the 2500GT was an alloy bodied, two seat, mid-engined sportscar. Powered by a twin-cam V8 displacing 2467cc and producing 220bhp, it was equipped with a five speed gearbox and disc brakes all round. The tubular steel spaceframe chassis used double wishbones and coil springs on all four corners and was clothed by a body from Allemano.
n aluminium bodied version with an extra 40bhp, known as the GTS, was also offered.
Later, Volpi (one of the backers of the failed Serenissima team) reappeared and provided the backing to produce some 2500GT cars as Serenissima's, fitted with a quad-cam V8, but success was never attained.
Supposedly a total of around 12 cars were built.

Technical Details
Engine 2467cc (76x68mmmm) 90º V8 with 220bhp @ 7,500rpm
with 260bhp @ 7,700rpm in the GTS
Suspension  front : independent with double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers
rear : independent with double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers
wheelbase : 2500mm
track (front/rear) : 1390mm/1360mm
tyres (front & rear) : 185 - 15
Brakes discs all round
dual hydraulic circuit
handbrake on rear via cable
Steering Rack and pinion
Transmission 5 speed manual 
limited-slip differential in GTS
Empty weight 810kg (GTS : 750kg)

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ATS F1 car in 1962
ATS F1 car in 1962


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