the outset, Marcos set out on a customer driven campaign to
develop the TSO GT as a pure driving machine.
The TSO or Omologato is derived from
the Marcos racing blood line and as such delivers an awe inspiring
400 horsepower in a two seat roadster that weighs just 1090kg.
These impressive power to weight figures enable the TSO GT to
accelerate to 60 mph in just 4 seconds and to 100mph in just
9 seconds. Top speed for the TSO is estimated to be over 185
Power for the Marcos TSO GT is provided by a 5.7 Litre V8 Engine
derived from the same GM powerplant used in the Chevrolet Corvette and Holden road and
race cars worldwide. This engine has also taken Marcos racecars
to numerous motorsport wins over the last decade, including
winning the British GT Series Championship. This Aluminium Alloy
engine is extremely reliable, lightweight and compact. The TSO
GT benefits from Marcos enhancements that increase low end torque
for enhanced drivability. The resultant performance is ferocious
in a straight line, as demonstrated by its 80-120 km/h time
of just 2.2 seconds, which is quicker than the steroid fed Dodge Viper, according to NZ Autocar Magazine.
TSO GT provides driving agility and impressive road holding
due to extensive chassis development and testing under a partnership
with Prodrive a recognized leader in chassis dynamics,
vehicle dynamic systems and powertrains. Currently, Prodrive
has six World Rally titles and five British Touring Car Championships
to their name.
Lead by Damian McTaggart, formerly the designer of TVRs
Cerbera, Tuscan and T350, the TSO design team coupled classic sculpting techniques
for real-time feedback with state of the art CAD techniques
for precision and speed. The TSO GT design emulates some lines
from the 45-year winning history of Marcos, while taking the
company's design forward in precision, quality and style.
The end result is a unique, beautiful and menacing sports
car with impressive performance figures.
Similar and related vehicles:
Marcos TSO R/T
Marcos TSO GT2
Marcos TSO GTC
Marcos Mantis GT