• Heath Grayson

TRAMONTANA SHOWCASED AT FREEDOM SUPERCARS


The Tramontana XTR

It's a bird, a plane, no... it's an unidentified Hypercar - The Tramontana XTR has made a surprise appearance at Freedom Supercars! For a limited time, you can come by the showroom and check out the limited production hypercar!


The Tramontana debuted at Geneva Auto Show and is designed by Atelier Tramontana in Barcelona, Spain. They build as bespoke supercars with up to 6 per year for approximately $1 Million+ Powered by a 5.5L V12 Mercedes-Benz twin-turbo engine, the Tramontana is capable of producing 888 horsepower, which is a pretty hefty punch – especially for such a small vehicle. The engine enables the Tramontana to hit 62 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds and to hit a top speed of 202 mph.


The XTR is not conventionally normal under even the most bizarrely skewed definitions of “normal,” but we are definitely glad it exists. We are tired of seeing too many automakers play it safe and churn out annoyingly similar cars year after year, even at the supercar level. The world needs more patently absurd cars like the Tramontana so we can find the next cool thing. For the last few days, we have seen more people come in asking what it is than any other car we've ever showcased.



Our Thoughts

From its best angles, the Tramontana looks like a crazy pod race car from a galaxy far far away, with a see-through canopy and two seats laid out in tandem like a fighter jet. From the side, the proportions are long, reminiscent of the wacky Youabian Puma, but weird is just what we need. Thankfully, there’s a few niche automakers out there like Tramontana letting their freak flag fly to the tune of a gigantic naturally asperated Engine.



But thank heavens, it’s still hilariously, delightfully bizarre. You can take the easy road, crinkle your nose in a face and call it ugly, but deep-down you know that this is the strangeness that cars need so hard right now.



Each XTR is handbuilt to a customer’s needs and wants at their factory in Barcelona. Tramontana started making them in 2017, so what we have here is the first XTR in the United States. They want to bring over a second car by the end of the year, and crank up production to four or five per year eventually. Needless to say, your neighbors probably won’t have the same car if you end up with one of these.



The XTR is a full-carbon-fiber-bodied car that weights only 2,900 lbs despite having a gigantic Mercedes V12 in the middle. There are three traction control settings (and an “off” mode) to save your bacon (or not) in various degrees.



That twin-turbo V12 power gets funneled through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is very much like a race car’s insofar as you have to use a clutch to get it going, but not after that. From there, you can terrify the passenger behind you to your heart’s content.



The seat itself—complete with fabulously insane trim made of gold-treated leather shipped in from Bulgaria - was comfortable. Yet the leg room for that rear seat reminded me of itty bitty supercar seats that are more suited for a small bag and some mail than a full-sized human.



Even the XTR’s paint job is amusingly awesome. Instead of going the conventional route and having gold vinyl overlaid on the matte black car, they wrapped it in gold chrome first and then painted the matte black over the gold. dress.


Each interior is custom, with regular-car items like air conditioning and a stereo system available to add to the carbon-fiber-topped ledges that stuck out on either side of the driver’s seat.



The hypercar will be on display for the next few weeks in the Houston Showroom. If you'd like to check it out you can stop by between 9 AM and 5 PM to check it out. utomakers play it safe and churn out annoyingly similar cars year after year, even at the supercar level. The world needs more patently absurd cars like the Tramontana so we can find the next cool thing. For the last few days, we have seen more people come in asking what it is than any other car we've ever showcased.



This XTR is Tramontana’s more roadgoing version. The bubble canopy and tandem seat layout are meant to provide you unparalleled views of what’s around you on track. The racing version has an even more wide-open bubble with fewer support beams interrupting your view.


The XTR is not conventionally normal under even the most bizarrely skewed definitions of “normal,” but definitely glad it exists. We are tired of seeing too many automakers play it safe and churn out annoyingly similar cars year after year, even at the supercar level. The world needs more patently absurd cars like the Tramontana so we can find the next cool thing. For the last few days we have seen more people come in asking what it is than any other car we've ever showcased.


After all, how do we know what’s beautiful if someone doesn’t occasionally miss the mark, or go incredibly function-over-form in a good, wacky way like the XTR?


The hypercar will be on display for the next few weeks in the Houston Showroom. If you'd like to check it out you can stop by between 9AM and 5PM to check it out.




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