2005 Marcos TSO GT2

2005 Marcos TSO GT2

2005 Marcos TSO GT2

Marcos Engineering Limited was pleased to announce the new Marcos TSO GT2 coupe at London’s Canary Wharf Motorexpo and later at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The GT2 is a race bred Grand Tourer that delivers superb handling and stunning performance. Customers can choose from a Sports Package that offers sports suspension, racing brakes and an awe inspiring 475 horsepower, or a Touring Package that includes softer suspension and additional touring features. Pricing for the GT2 starts at just £49,995.

The design team was driven to capture styling cues from Marcos’ 45-year British motorsport heritage. This includes Sir Jackie Stewarts first win in 1961 – in the Marcos Gullwing coupe, numerous finishes at LeMans and the nineties British GT championship race car – the famed LM600. This design effort has produced a distinctly British sports car with classic lines and a stunning exhaust note.

The Marcos motorsport bloodline is also visible in the GT2’s impressive test track performance. Weighing just 1150 kg, the GT2 can accelerate to 60 mph in 4 seconds and to 100 mph in 9 seconds with a top speed of 185 mph. The GT2 also performs superbly on the open road. Its 50/50 weight distribution inspires driving confidence and its broad torque curve yields effortless overtaking – accelerating from 50 to 70 mph in only 2 seconds.

Driving agility and impressive road holding are achieved through extensive chassis development under a partnership with Prodrive – a worldwide leader in chassis dynamics, vehicle dynamic systems and powertrains. Prodrive has six World Rally titles and five British Touring Car Championships to their name.

“The TSO GT2 marks the return of the race bred Marcos coupe in modern form”, said Tony Stelliga, Chairman of Marcos Engineering. “Our extensive Engineering efforts have produced an outstanding Grand Touring car with excellent track capabilities – and a new price/performance point in the industry”.

Story by Marcos Engineering Limited

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $91 124 USD
engine Aluminum Alloy GM V8
displacement 5700 cc / 347.8 in³
power 354.2 kw / 475 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 70.18 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 363.64 bhp per tonne
torque 535.55 nm / 395 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
front tires 215/40/17 ZR
rear tires 225/40/18 ZR
front brakes Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 340 mm / x 13.4 in
rear brakes Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 12.7 cm / 17 x 5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1170 kg / 2579 lbs
wheelbase 2280 mm / 89.8 in
front track 1450 mm / 57.1 in
rear track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
length 4020 mm / 158.3 in
width 1680 mm / 66.1 in
height 1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~297.7 kph / 185.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~9.0 seconds