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Marcos TSO R/T

Year (of specifications) 2005
Engine 5.7 litre GM V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Max speed 185 mph
0-60 mph 4.0 seconds
Horsepower 400 bhp
weight 1090 kgs, 2403 lbs

From 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 mph.

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.

The 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 TVR’s 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.

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