New from Atlas, The next generation of Affordable sports car, the carbon
2019 Atlas Carbon S
The next generation carbon, the sports car for the masses. No frills performance without the premium, just a simple turbocharged four cylinder, rear wheel drive, and a six speed manual gearbox. We at Atlas know that not everyone can afford a major performance vehicles such as the potent Vortex or the V10 exotic like the R. The carbon is the car for the aspiring automotive enthusiast on a budget.
Powering the Carbon S is the venerable CR18 DET, which has been improved and upgraded to produce almost 260 horsepower from the original 205. That power is pushed to the rear wheels via the M96 6 speed manual transmission(which can be equipped with an VPP(velocity performance parts) short shift kit as an option). However, if your not satisfied with the performance of the S, a wide range of VPP products is available to customize the vehicle to your liking.
The combination of sports suspension, aerodynamics, and sports compound tires allow the carbon to achieve an average of 1.13g around the track. The suspension is adjustable on the fly, allowing for either comfort or performance with just a touch of a button. The interior of the Carbon utilizes carbon fire and generous amounts of Alcantara, giving its occupants good comfort for the price.
Cost: $28,500 USD
Engine: 1.8L TFSI I4 DOHC Transmission: M96 Manual
Horsepower: 258 hp @ 8000rpm Torque: 183 lb-ft @ 6500rpm
Weight: 3001lb Skidpad: 1.13g
0-60(mph): 5.3s Top speed: 157 mph
1/4 mile: 13.62 MPG: 23 mpg
Atlas Carbon V300
As of this generation, the V250 has been discontinued, instead customers can look forward to the usual V300 and the new V370. The latest V300 takes the place of the outgoing V250, offering better performance that its predecessor at a slightly increased price. The V300 is for those who seek something better than the standard S but more daily driver friendly than the V370.
Powering the V300 is the usual CS20 DET inline 6 that the previous V300 used, however its been tunes to produce an additional 10 horsepower for a total of 311. The power is delivered via the F8 dual clutch sequential transmission that is a mainstay on many Atlas vehicles. This allows the V300 to achieve a 0 to 60 of 4.8 seconds from a stand still. Additional parts from VPP can push this lower if the owner desires(with full factory warranty intact).
Additional aerodynamics help keep the V300 stuck to the tarmac, improving the g force from the original V300’s 1.10 to 1.15G. The deployable rear wing helps to keep the Carbon V300 stable at high speeds and the adjustable front lip further helps maintain that grip. The interior of the V300 now has leather to complement the Alcantara and optional carbon kevlar trim. The aerodynamics can be tuned from the infotainment system in the V300 alongside the magnetic suspension.
Cost: $37,500 USD
Engine: 2.0L TFSI I6 DOHC Transmission: F8 Sequential paddle shift
Horsepower: 311 hp @ 8600rpm Torque: 214 lb-ft @ 7000rpm
Weight: 3055lb Skidpad: 1.15g
0-60(mph): 4.8s Top speed: 170 mph(electronically limited)
1/4 mile: 13.15 MPG: 19.5 mpg
Atlas Carbon V370
The Carbon V370 is all new for this year, the new top of the carbon line of sports cars. The V370 provides the maximum experience available to prospective carbon buyers. Upping the power to a impressive 372hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. If track focus is more your style, than the V370 has everything your looking for in sports car.
The V370 comes in a limited Atlas racing white, a special option few Atlas vehicles get. Thats not the only thing special about the V370, it also utilizes a Spirit modular engine in a flat 6 pattern. Screaming to a 9000 rpm redline, the Spirit F6 is more than enough to get you excited about your day. The power of the spirit engine is put to the pavement via the usual F8 sequential but its aided by the edge all wheel drive system, to get the most out of The V370.
The interior has extensive use of carbon fibre and limited edition Recaro seats(with color matched leather to the exterior paint). The V370 as has access to the optional Velocity HUD system, featured on other Atlas Vehicles.
Cost: $46,500 USD
Engine: 2.9L FSI F6 DOHC Transmission: F8 sequential paddle shift
Horsepower: 372 hp @ 8900rpm Torque: 243 lb-ft @ 7500rpm
Weight: 2983lb Skidpad: 1.26g
0-60(mph): 4.0s Top speed: 171 mph
1/4 mile: 12.31 MPG: 15 mpg
Atlas Carbon GT Cup
The final model of Carbon, the GT Cup race car. The GT Cup is intended to compete in roughly GT4 class, the model your seeing is without the restrictors. The chassis has been strengthened and as much weight trimmed as possible. A full roll cage has been installed, a racing seat and Carbon fibre aluminum matrix wheels fitted with racing slicks.
The Spirit F6 now generates 445 horsepower at 9200rpm and 268 lb of torque. The C14 competition transmission has been fitted to achieve lightning quick shifts and put all 445 horsepower to the pavement. the aerodynamics were optimized with extensive wind tunnel testing and then tested in time trials on a section of the nurburgring.
The GT Cup is the ultimate performance that the Carbon can achieve, however it is not street legal. It is, however, able to be purchased at any dealer like any other carbon. If you want a fully track ready vehicle without having to deal with the modifications and certification, than the GT Cup is an excellent option.
Cost: $72,000(est.) USD
Engine: 2.9L FSI F6 DOHC Transmission: C14 Competition straight cut sequential
Horsepower: 445 hp @ 9200rpm Torque: 268 lb-ft @ 8300rpm
Weight: 2713lb Skidpad: 1.33g
0-60(mph): 3.4s Top speed: 181 mph
1/4 mile: 11.59 MPG: N/A
Hope you enjoyed this latest offering from Atlas, have a good 2019 LA auto show!