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#182

Regarding looks, I think that this roadster is the most beautiful design I’ve seen on the forum this far, even though I have only been lurking here for a while so I might have missed something. Very nice work.


#183

Thanks man! :slight_smile:


#184

Well you should definitely keep looking around, there’s lots of really good stuff elsewhere on the forums!

Also, a fair share of not-so-good stuff; you don’t need to look too far for that either… :wink:


#185

Haha, I just have to look at my own stuff for seeing the bad things, no need to browse the forum for that. :zipper_mouth_face:

But yes, there is lots of interesting cars being “built” I must say.


#186

Montes attended the NYIAS 2018, showing the T90, and Urban TCR


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Montes T90



Montes Urban MRP TCR



You can find the full presentation of both cars here: 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)


#187

Stay tuned on 1/5/2018!
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More info, during the next days!


#188

MRP HCS-01


Designed and bult entirely by MRP (Montes Racing Performance), the HCS-01 (High-Cornering Sportscar-01), is a lightweight (639kg) trackday car.

The car was designed to get the maximum downforce possible, with the least drag possible. To get that, we designed the car with smooth curves, and we get the maximum downforce possible, thanks to the undertray, plus a front wing, and a rear wing.

The monocoque and body, is made with carbon fiber, reinforced with kevlar, providing high-torsional stiffness, with the less weight possible.

Initially, the car is only available with a high-revving MRP-designed 20v 1.6l inline 4, with 221hp, fitted with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, at the moment (more powerful versions, soon).

The price starts from 48.814€. The price includes MRP lifetime technical assistance, 3-year warranty, and sports driving courses.

In September (calendar TBA), the HCS Cup will begin. The inscriptions to the cup, are not available at the moment, in the absence of specifying the calendar, but the required information, it Will be available on the Montes website the soon as possible.


#189

Montes Zender MK3 (ZE3).


Released on June of 1989, it was the third generation of the Zender saga.

The front suspension uses a double wishbone setup, meanwhile the rear axle uses a new multilink design (vs the double wishbone from the older generation).

And to keep the weight low, some of the body panels, like the bonnet, doors and fenders, they are made of aluminum.

And a cool detail: it comes with a T-top!


Preliminary

During the 1987 Paris Auto Show, it was shown the Z-Millenium concept.

The prototype was intended to show Montes’s vision of the sports vehicle of the 21st century.

Among whose characteristics were an all-wheel drive, with three differentials piloted electronically, capable of sending a range of 0 to 100% of torque to an axle, even in a single wheel, as well as an electric steering to the 4 wheels, tactile control, 4-way ABS, stability control, traction control, active aerodynamics, and piloted suspensions, as outstanding elements.


ZE3A (1989-1994)

The first Zender’s phase, called ZE3A, it was available with 2 or 2+2 seats, 5-speed manual or a 4-speed electronically controlled gearbox, and with two engines: a 3.0 NA 24V DOHC, or a 3.0 turbo 24V DOHC, with powers ranging from 207hp, to 264hp.

The top trim, the GTS Turbo, it comes with an improved EG630R, used on the old Zender generation. But now, improving the low-end performance and efficiency.

The highlighted features of this trim was the E-AWS. turning the rear wheels 1.5º as much, to improve cornering and stability; the electronically-piloted air suspension. Providing a good level of confort, plus an exceptional dynamism, and the active aero: the rear spoiler can be adjusted in height, depending on the speed and angle of steering wheel, and whether it is braking or not. The same with the front spoiler. And, of course, ABS, plus TCS.

And the best, it was the weight: it only weights 1452kg.

The other trim, the 3.0 GT, it comes with the naturally aspirated trim of EG630R.

It does not have the equipment of the other version, but it was remarkable the suspension with electrical regulation of hardness, the variable hydraulic power steering, and seats with electric recline, and heated.


ZE3B (1995-2001)

The restyled Zender, aesthetically, it changes the headlight design (now, is transparent), the taillight glass, the front bumper, and the wheels.

Mechanically, it comes with a brand-new fully aluminum 3.0 inline 6 TE30DT, now delivering 283HP (300 since 1998), and a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The air suspension it was changed by a progressive active suspension, that it was less complex, and with similar efectiveness.

On the security section, now, we have 4 SRS airbags (driver, co-driver, and door airbags).

On the comfort section, now, we have a cassette+CD HiFi radio player, developed by Technics, and new-design seats.


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#191

Breaking news: Montes has bought the 100% of Gabatron Automobiles


After two months of rumors, Montes announced the purchase of the French brand Gabatron Automobiles, for an economic value, which has not yet been made public.

At the press conference held at the headquarters of Montes, in Barcelona, ​​the leaders of both brands have expressed great satisfaction for reaching an agreement, as it will benefit both brands economically.

“Thanks to this agreement, we hope that Gabatron will once again obtain good sales results, as well as recover again, the reputation it once had,” said Yves Saint-Guillaume, CEO of Gabatron.

“Customers and followers of each brand can rest assured, each brand will retain its DNA” remarked Víctor Montes, CEO of Montes.

Each brand will continue to maintain its distribution networks and after-sales service. The transaction will be effective next week.


#192

The classic corner: Montes Sport GT



With an attractive Art Deco design, the Sport GT was one of the last cars designed by the brand, before WW II.


Designed in late 1939, it was the last Montes car that featured an Art Déco design, and combined this, with a streamlined line, looking for a balance between elegance and aerodynamics.

As details to highlight, had a smooth front, to improve the CX (the intake was behind the bumper, and the entrance of the radiator, at the bottom), and the exhaust that passed through the rear bumper.

The engine, was a 6-cylinder with 1850cm3, naturally aspirated OHC, made of steel, which thanks also the double carbs, delivered about 103hp, capable of taking the car to 183km/h. An astronomical speed in its time. As well as a 0-100 in 10.3s, and 0-400 in 17s.

to ensure an optimal weight distribution, the engine was arranged in a central, front longitudinal position, which powered the rear wheels, thanks to a 4-speed gearbox.

In the braking section, emphasis was also placed on the use of ventilated drum discs, which stopped the car from 100km/h to 0, at 53m.


In his time, he had exceptional performance. Able to stand up to larger models


And in addition to amenities, it also had a simple, but luxurious interior. Where leather and wood were the materials that stood out.

In this car, in short, everything learned in the competition was put into practice.

Of this model, only 27 units were made, due to the outbreak of the war, of which only 5 survived.


#193

Changelog


17/7/2017:

  • Fully reworked OP.

    • Montes history (summarized).
    • Historic models.
    • Current lineup.
  • Added BeamNG released cars links.

18/7/2017:

  • Added photos to the BeamNG links, as I promised.
  • Added new BeamNG car: Montes Zender MK2 (all trims).

#194

Urban RS Turbo: the 5-cylinder turbo-AWD beast is here!



Circuit de Castellolí, 14:00.

Montes has summoned 80 members of the international motor press to the Castellolí circuit, where he has presented the intermediate member of the Urban sports versions family. Among the 230hp of the Turbo GT, and the 401 of the MRP 3.5. The RS Turbo.

This version, unlike the other two, equipped with integral traction. But the most interesting thing is under the hood: it equips a turbo engine, 2.5L, 5 cylinders, capable of developing up to 300cv at 7500 RPM, and 330Nm at 4100RPM.

Apart from specific elements of this version, such as the bumpers, and fog lights on the lower lip, as an extra, you can order the golden rims made of magnesium, made by Rays, as well as the Apple Red Metallic paint.

As for transmissions, it comes standard with a 7-speed manual, as well as an MDC of 7, as an option.

You can already reserve at the dealership, with a starting price of $ 40,715.

For media that have not been able to attend the event, as well as for those interested, a test unit can be requested.


#195

Montes X90 MRP S

Look at its defined line, which mixes sportsmanship with elegance. Its marked bumpers, and its captivating wheels.

Do you think you’re ready to tame their 566 hp?


The X90 MRP S, carries the same V12 5.8 biturbo from the X90 exclusive, unmodified. Because the MRP engineers, they wanted to focus on the dynamic section.

For this, the suspension has been changed by a pneumatic, fully piloted suspension, with specific setup, and lowered 3 cm. The brakes, changed by a carbon-ceramic brakes of 4 pistons in front, and 2 behind, with discs of 365 and 285 respectively. To be able to stop the car from 100 to 0, in an impressive 34.7m, without any fatigue, whatever the driving style, despite its 2177 kg.

The rims, of 21 "and specific design, are made of a magnesium alloy, to reduce unsprung masses, and are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 sport tires.

And the transmission, has been changed by the MRP of 7 speeds and double clutch, to be able to extract all the potential to this powerful engine. And of course, it transmits the traction, to the 4 wheels, thanks to the differentials piloted electronically (central, rear and front), to guarantee the maximum effectiveness, as well as security.

We reduced the weight, changing the interior materials, and removing a seat, to have in total, 4 individual seats. A fifth can be ordered as an option.

It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, in 4 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 300 km/h.

The price of this version is $102,923.

Soon there will be another MRP trim, which will equip a V8.


#196

Montes and WTLP


From 1 September this year, manufacturers we will be required to homologate our new models for the European Union, under the cycle WTLP, instead the NEDC. This means that both consumption as emissions, is measured in real conditions, road. So consumption approved will vary and taxation, as well the declared fuel consumption.

Our current range, to be approved under this new cycle, does not affect the tax burden.

The only exception is the Excelsior and Amagosta.

And for that reason, we have asked the moratorium to wait for the next generation of both models


#197

1994 Montes Eterna (concept car)


In the 1994 Geneva Auto Show, Montes presents an unexpected surprise: a concept car, with a futuristic line, active aero and cooling, advanced composite materials, active suspensions, and a 3.5 F1 V10! (the 1989 F1 engine it was used, but detuned). That car was called Eterna. And if in the 90’s you were a child, maybe you had a poster of him hanging in the room.

In Spanish, Eterna it means eternal, and it symbolizes the continuous search of the sportsmanship, benefits and innovation of the brand.


Pics (more pictures, plus a video, soon :tm:)



#198


#199

The entire Montes team wishes you happy holidays!

7th-gen Montes Urban prototype being tested. Expected launch for 2020.

#200

1994 Montes Zender Veilside C1 (Demo Car)


Tuned by the prestigious aftermarket automotive company, Veilside Co. Ltd. (Vueirusaido kabushiki gaisha), for the 1994 Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Zender ZE3A, one of our favorite cars in our headquarters and one of the most beloved automobiles ever from the early 90’s. We considered this car a masterpiece at that time, but the japanese wanted to go further and came up with this in the 1994 Tokyo Auto Salon. The guys at Veilside did an amazing job with the ZE3A, but this demo car is not just a beautiful body kit, under the hood the EG630RT is pushing over 450hp!

This demo car was sold after the show, then was listed in an auction in 2008 and a week ago was seen in another auction and sold for $93,000.


#201

Can’t wait lol.