Catalonian Carbon Fiber: The Tramontana Roadster

It was first seen at the Geneva motor show last year in prototype form. Now the a.d. Tramontana — a fast, pricey, exclusive, open-wheel roadster that only 12 buyers will get to have imported from Spain's Costa Brava where they're built. Using a mashup of automotive and aircraft technologies, the hand-built Tramontana is a tandem-oriented two-seater with a 500 hp V12 (more than 600 lbs.-ft of torque) mounted midship linked to a six speed tranny of some such construction. The chassis is of aeronautical aluminium and has eight impact-absorption zones, tons of carbon fibre and selected finishings of wood, stainless steel and gold, all of which adds up to a mere 2,094 lbs. Zero-to-62 times are in the four-second range. Likelihood to own is in the zero-to-nil range.

Catalonian Carbon Fiber: The Tramontana Roadster

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