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Marcos TSO Super Car Unveiled

Marcos TSO Super Car Unveiled

Source: Marcos Engineering Ltd. | Published: July 12, 2006

The British manufacturer of exclusive, fun to drive cars, Marcos Engineering, this week announced the world premiere of its new TSO super car at London’s exclusive Salon Prive private Luxury and Supercar Show.

The TSO GTC model is a classic British race-inspired 2-seat sports coupe that comes with racing suspension, racing brakes and a rear diffuser. The GTC is priced at £49,950.

The TSO R/T model delivers a thrilling open top driving experience with dual removable roof panels - combining a roadster experience with the safety, confidence and styling of the coupe. The R/T comes equipped with touring suspension, cargo nets and premium sound and is priced at £53,950.

Both models come standard with a 420 horsepower aluminum V8 engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 462 horsepower Performance Pack is also available. TSO’s are being delivered this summer to the Marcos Dealer Network.

“The TSO’s combination of tuned V8 power and lightweight design delivers both stunning performance and breathtaking sound in a reliable, precision engineered and affordable British super car”, said Tony Stelliga, Marcos Engineering’s Managing Director.

Composites and components are CAD designed and fabricated in England. The chassis is engineered and manufactured by Prodrive - a leading developer of motorsport chassis and race cars that have earned five British Touring Car Championships and six World Rally titles. Designed to be lightweight and responsive, the TSO inspires confidence and is communicative up to and beyond the limit.

The TSO is reliable - with the same proven V8 engine and drivetrain components found in the Corvette and Monaro. Induction, exhaust and electronics modifications by Marcos further enhance the TSO’s drivability and performance.

The TSO is a performer – a lightweight composite body, space frame chassis and V8 engine provide an impressive power-to-weight ratio. With the Performance Pack the TSO accelerates to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and to 100 mph in 8.5 seconds. Huge 340mm AP Racing brakes deliver a 0-100-0 time of 12.9 seconds. Overtaking is effortless with a 50 to 70 mph time of just 2.1 seconds. Top speed is over 185 mph.

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