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|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-seater Formula One-inspired|
|Layout||Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout|
5.2 L (317 cu in) V10 naturally aspirated 660 PS (485 kW; 651 bhp)
5.5 L (336 cu in) V12 twin-turbocharged 900 PS (662 kW; 888 bhp)
|Wheelbase||3,050 millimetres (120.1 in)|
|Length||4,900 millimetres (192.9 in)|
|Width||2,080 millimetres (81.9 in)|
|Height||1,220–1,275 millimetres (48.0–50.2 in)|
|Curb weight||1,268 kilograms (2,795 lb)|
The Tramontana Car is a mid-engined Spanish sports car with styling inspired by combining Formula One racing cars and jet-fighters. Tramontana is a pure driver's supercar for authentic engine lovers. It is built by Atelier Tramontana, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). It was launched as a concept at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, and subsequently modified for production. It began as a project with the aim of breaking with conventionalisms and creating a new family of supercars. Only 6 a year are manufactured and they are all made under special request. In 2009, Tramontana introduced a closed top model named Tramontana R., and the XTR version in 2012. The company is focused on the Tramontana Car, which is a bespoke supercar fully customizable by the driver.
Each unit requires over 4000 working hours. Tramontana clients are meticulously chosen. There are no two identical units; once a Tramontana is produced, there will be no other like it. The vehicle took over ten years of development to get to its current state, an arduous undertaking from the engineering team and the active Formula 1 drivers who took part in the process.
Engine and Transmission
The most radical models are the Tramontana GT and the Tramontana XTR. The car is fitted with an aluminium mid-engined 5.500cc double overhead cam V12 Mercedes-Benz, twin-turbocharged engine that produces up to 900 PS (662 kW; 888 hp) and 980Nm (678lbs of torque). Each Mercedes-Benz engine is rebuilt, modified and reassembled by Tramontana's racing engineers. Before fitting it into the car, Atelier Tramontana carries out a rigorous test of each engine at their production plant in Barcelona. Tramontana opted from its beginnings to drastically limit its annual production in order to maintain exhaustive control over each unit produced.
Other models are fitted with a V10 naturally aspirated engine that develops 660 PS (485 kW; 651 hp). This, in combination with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, launches the car from 0–100 km/h in under 2.8 seconds, and it gets a top speed of more than 325 km/h (202 mph).
Exterior and Interior
Atelier Tramontana established that each car has to be different from every other unit produced by the company. They define their product as a bespoke supercar where every detail is designed by and for the driver. As with a Formula 1, there are only a few units.
The Tramontana is made up of the carbon fibre monocoque chassis, with a honeycomb-shaped structure that provides minimal density and extremely high resistance. The Formula One safety cell that cocoons the driver, protecting them from injuries, allows weight reduction for the car. The Tramontana's carbon fiber monocoque was defined under FIA design and security standards. The chassis rigidity is synonymous with high performance, chiefly in the world of high competition, since it is one of the key factors in the dynamics of the vehicle, in addition to the suspension system. The Tramontana chassis is the most rigid in the world, even more than that of an authentic Formula 1. It supports 40G's of force before deforming.
Each curve in the bodywork was meticulously calculated and optimized to generate more than 250 kg of downforce, and lateral cornering forces of 1.3 G at high speeds. The Tramontana is fully customizable by the client, but the standard package comes with forged aluminum wheels, measuring 20". Highlights include different aerodynamic options available to be chosen depending on the use of the car, and a single canopy door that allows access to the tandem cockpit. This helps the mass distribution of the vehicle. If the two seat option is chosen, the passenger sits directly behind and slightly higher than the driver, resembling a fighter-jets tandem position.
The interior is a mix of aluminium, carbon fibre and leather. The customer also has the option to decorate the interior with gold and other fine materials. Only one of each car interior is produced and cannot be replicated. The bonnet badge is made of solid white gold.
The car weighs 1,268 kg (2,795 lb), with a suitable weight distribution and a low center of gravity, which allows it to turn curves at higher speeds.
Tramontana equips the car with elements of the highest possible performance. The suspension is an adjustable Öhlins double wishbone, a sequential six-speed paddle shift transmission, 380mm carbon-ceramic disc brakes with 6-piston AP Racing caliper.
The car has a suspension lifting system to adjust ride height depending on the road conditions. Electronic aids like traction control system and ABS are adjustable for different driving modes, from 0 (manual control) to 6.
The Tramontana was launched as a concept at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, and was subsequently modified for production. In 2009, Tramontana introduced a closed top model named Tramontana R., and the XTR version in 2012.
From the beginning, this automaker maintains a policy of super-confidentiality and extreme rigor in the sales process while choosing the end customer.
This inaccessibility of the automaker towards the average customer, even though it has sufficient resources to acquire the vehicle, has resulted in the brand obtaining recognition among collectors. At present there are units in Europe, America, the Arab Emirates and China, but there is no information about their final customers or their exact location. One unit was spotted on an episode of Live PD during a traffic stop in East Providence, RI, USA on 8/23/2019. 
The first vehicle built was the Concept Car fitted with a V10 engine.
Tramontana built an exclusive series of eight Tramontana cars, the GT and XTR. Car No.1 in the series was the factory test vehicle, which was used to perform dynamic improvements of the vehicle. Nowadays it is almost certainly the most improved unit. Cars No.2 and No.3 were sold in Beijing. Car No.4 of was acquired in Abu Dhabi, and car No.5 in Germany. The next two units were destined for the North American market. The last unit, No.8 out of 8, is currently in Spain, at the company's family headquarters. There is no exact record of the price, but the price is set between €800,000 ($911,000) and €1,100,000 ($1,253,000)
In 2019, the company continues developing its models and researching modern technology, chiefly regarding alternative propulsion technologies.
They have also worked on a 100% electric Tramontana intended for drift competitions.
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- Live PD Rewind, Episode #258, aired 8/23/2019, A&E Network