The a.d. Tramontana R is a lighter and higher performance
version of the standard a.d. Tramontana supercar. Located near
Girona in the north east of Spain, a.d. Tramontana intend to
produce just one car a month for consumers looking for a car
which will instantly stand out from any other supercar.
The styling was influenced by F1 cars and
The design of the Tramontana R, which aside from the Caparo
T1 and Hulme F1 Champion, is
unlike anything else on the road. The styling borrows many cues
from single seat race cars, like the open wheels, prominent
side pods and integrated spoilers.
The body of the Tramonta R is constructed from carbon
fibre which is both light and immensely strong. The sinister
black and gold color scheme of the Tramontana R shows of the
bare carbon fibre weave covering almost the entire body. The
gold paintwork has just been used in limited areas to highlight
the contours and provide a contrast to the unpainted majority
of the bodywork.
On order to work effectively the rear view mirrors jut out from
the bodywork like two giant antennas, The mirror housings also
feature additional turn signal lights. Under the nose section
can be found the front shock absorbers which are laid out horizontally,
next to a small cargo compartment.
The radical styling of the Tramontana R was partially influence
by modern fighter jets and features a similar canopy style entry
system constructed from aluminium. Inside there is a tandem
layout in which the passenger sits slightly higher than the
driver which allows them some degree of forward visibility.
Although the head designer at a.d. Tramontana stated that the
passenger should act as a spectator - the car is heavily orientated
towards providing the driver with maximum thrills.
The control panel consists of a pair of LCD panels situated
behind a smoked black screen. The information displayed can
be reconfigured to suit the drivers preferences, offering either
basic data like speed and rpms, or more detailed data which
could be useful for track sessions. Positioned to the right
of the steering wheel is the traction control system which has
four different settings. Also located to the left of the steering
wheel is the shift mechanism for the six speed sequential transmission.
On either side of the cockpit are large F1-style air intakes
which feed cooling air to the water and oil radiators.
At the rear is the motor cover which hides the 5.5 litre V12
sourced from Mercedes-Benz. This engine produces two different
power levels. The standard setting gives 550 hp @ 5,000 rpm
however at the touch of a button the full 720 hp @ 5,250 rpm
can be unleashed and sent through the 6 speed sequential gearbox
to the rear wheels. The 0-60 mph sprint takes just 3.6 seconds
while the top speed of the Tramontana R is 202 mph.
The gold colored wheels hide giant 380mm carbon ceramic discs
which are gripped by six piston Brembo calipers.
Similar and related vehicles:
Hulme.F1 Champion 1967