In its press release, Marcos calls the two-seating TSO GTC a ‘classic’ British sports coupe. The car comes with real racing suspension, racing brakes and an actually working rear diffuser.
The new car will certainly appeal to those considering the mainstream supercars too detached and too overwhelmed with comfort and safety features.
With chassis engineered and manufactured by Prodrive, lightweight composite body from Millfield Composites, a 420 bhp aluminum V8 outsourced from the legendary Chevy Corvette, and with a total lack of either airbags or ABS, both the Marcos TSO GTC sports coupe and the Marcos TSO R/T open top grand tourers are the ultimate driver’s cars.
Or are they both just expensive capsules of death or something?
The TSO R/T open top is a more civilized version of the car, featuring dual removable roof panels, touring suspension, cargo nets in the trunk, as well as a premium sound system.
Both vehicles are equipped with a roaring 420 horsepower V8 engine mated with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Those, who may feel a deficit of power output, may also order a 462 bhp special Performance Pack, which increases the engine’s power output to even more impressive 462 bhp and lets the car to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds or jump from zero to 100 mph in 8.5 seconds.
Heavy duty 340 mm AP Racing brakes will also provide the sports car with an enormous (but hard to control) stopping power, allowing a 0-100-0 time of 12.9 seconds.
Marcos also claims that both cars feature 50 to 70 mph time of 2.1 seconds, which will certainly make an overtake on a busy rural road a breathe, and a top speed of over 185 mph.
Both Marcos TSO GTC and TSO R/T grand tourers will reach their first lucky owners sometime this summer. Their base price is set at £49,950 and £53,950 respectively.
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