RACEMO is India’s first digitally native, connected, ‘phygital’ experience, crafted in a two-seater sports coupe
As a core element of its new Passenger Vehicle strategy, Tata Motors recently introduced its new sub-brand – TAMO, an incubating center of innovation working towards new technologies, business models and partnerships in order to define future mobility solutions. TAMO operates as an agile, ring-fenced vertical, in a low volume, low investment model to provide fast tracked proves of technologies and concepts.
Making its world premiere, TAMO, today unveiled its start-up innovation – ‘RACEMO,’ a two-seater, Sports Coupe at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. ‘RACEMO’ is the first in the series of innovations that addresses the challenges driven by the discontinuity and disruption in the automotive industry.
A perfect blend of Italian sensuality and Indian ingenuity, ‘RACEMO’ is India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, merging the physical and digital worlds. Meant for the risk-taking, adventure loving, digitally native, mobile first technophiles of India, the RACEMO is also India’s first connected car. It will bring alive connected car features such as advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and over-the-air updates using Microsoft cloud-based technologies including advanced analytics, internet of thing (IoT) and machine learning powered by Microsoft Azure.
The RACEMO offers customers an opportunity to OWN, PLAY, RACE and EXPLORE, creating an immersive experience.
- An exclusive opportunity to OWN RACEMO to experience the thrill, power and style of India’s first fully connected sports coupe.
- Cultivate a race aspired generation to PLAY RACEMO+ in an interactive gaming environment in Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 video game currently available on Xbox One and Windows 10 – First Indian car to be available on this platform.
- Provide an extreme experience to speed enthusiasts to RACE RACEMO+ via curated track activities.
- EXPLORE RACEMO wrapped in a digital ecosystem through in-car connectivity with class-leading technologies and virtual reality through the Hololens experience
Speaking at the unveil of ‘RACEMO’, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors said, “We launched our sub-brand TAMO as our answer to new technologies, business models and partnerships. ‘RACEMO’ is the first innovation from TAMO, and our emotional, unexpected leap to the future. Symbolising the change that is taking place at Tata Motors, ‘RACEMO’ is the proving ground of the TAMO family of vehicles and will drive the future of India’s connected generation. From styling and design to driver experience and technology, RACEMO is an extension of customers’ personality, as part of their digital ecosystem and will break the ice with a radical new presence and pique the interest in the parent brand.”
The RACEMO experience comes alive across the different touch points at the Tata Motors pavilion. The street version RACEMO, the race version RACEMO+, the FORZA Horizon 3 gaming stations and the Hololens experience zones plus in-car social media connect will capture the imagination of the visitors. Starting March 7 at 10:00 a.m. PST the RACEMO+ will be available for Forza Horizon 3 players who will receive the car in their Forza Horizon 3 message center at no additional cost. The award-winning, open-world racing game set in Australia – the most beautiful and diverse setting yet in the series – gives players the power to decide when and where the festival expands, as they drive, jump, drift and race to earn millions of fans along the way.
This symbolizes the TAMO DNA that will provide discerning customers the exclusive opportunity to experience the thrill, power and style of RACEMO.
BORN OUT OF INNOVATIVE MOFlex platform using MMS structure technology
RACEMO is built on a patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure – a structural technology, enabling greater freedom in surface design, efficient large-scale part integration leading to modularity and faster time to market. This is being used for the first time ever in the automotive industry for passenger vehicles and it will help to bring in Indian market a product with increased exclusivity.
FUTURISTIC STYLING AND DESIGN
Designed at the Tata Motors Design Studio in Turin, Italy, RACEMO’s design is race car inspired – ‘fairly Spartan’. Stronger expressions of the IMPACT DESIGN elements i.e. Humanity Line, Slingshot Line and Diamond DLO, give the RACEMO an instant recognisability.
RACEMO is a good balance between high performance and practicality. With a power of 190 PS and a maximum torque of 210 Nm backed by 1.2L Revotron Turbocharged, Intercooled Gasoline Engine, RACEMO delivers an adrenaline filled acceleration from 0-100 kmph in under 6 seconds. The body construction with integrated crash safety protection with driver and passenger air bags, meets upcoming Indian regulations.
CONNECTED CAR SOLUTIONS
RACEMO attempts to create TAMO’s first digitally native car that will bring alive connected car features such as advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and over-the-air updates using Microsoft cloud-based technologies including advanced analytics, internet of things (IoT) and machine learning powered by Microsoft Azure. The vehicle owner can access the in-car connectivity experience through three screens in the instrument area.
|Engine||1.2L Revotron, Turbocharged, Intercooled|
|No. of cylinders||3|
|Cubic capacity||1198 cc|
|Installation||Rear mounted mid-engine|
|Max power||190 PS @ 6500 RPM|
|Max torque||210 Nm @ 2500 RPM|
|Valve gear||4 valves per cylinder|
|Chassis and Body|
|Construction||Coupe, 2 seater|
|Alloy Wheels||Front – 17” & Rear – 18”|
|Tyre size / Types||205/50 R17 Radial Tubeless at Front
235/45 R18 Radial Tubeless at Rear
|Overall Length||3835 mm|
|Max. Width||1810 mm|
|Overall Height||1208 mm|
|Wheel Base||2430 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||40 L|
|Type||6 speed AMT with push button reverse and paddle shift|
|Front||Independent, Double wishbone, Antiroll bar|
|Rear||Independent, Double wishbone, Stabilizer link|
|Type||Electric Power Assisted|
|Turning circle radius||5.8 m|
|ABS with EBD||Yes|
|Safety Features (Active / Passive)|
|Seat Belt||3 Point (4 Point Harness as option)|
|Airbag||Driver + Passenger|