Tauro Sport Auto

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Coordinates: 41°36′28″N 4°41′51″W / 41.607677°N 4.697614°W / 41.607677; -4.697614

Tauro Sport Auto
Ltd
Industry Automotive
Founded 2010; 8 years ago (2010)
Headquarters Valladolid, Spain
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Pedro J Santos (Chairman and CEO)
Products Sports cars
Website www.tauro.eu

Tauro Sport Auto was a Spanish manufacturer of luxury sports cars based in Valladolid,[1][2] founded in 2010,[3] when a group of Spanish businessmen joined with a British manufacturer of racing cars to create the company.[4]

Their most popular model is the Tauro V8,[5] it is based on the mechanical underpinnings i.e. chassis of the Pontiac Solstice [6] and is powered by a Chevrolet-sourced powertrain as its base engine and is offered in four variants: Spider,[7] Coupe, Saeta and Portago. The Spider is based on the Kappa platform, purchased from GM. New body styling and a range of big V-8 has replaced the turbocharged four cylinder, the interior design has now some modifications, upgraded in materials and given a variety of colors.[7] The Tauro's core markets include the European Union, Russia, United Arab Emirates, China, and America.[8]

History[edit]

In 2010, several Spanish businessmen, including Pedro J Santos,[8] and a British manufacturer of racing cars joined together to create the company based in Valladolid.[1]

They are produced in small series and made to order, with much of the manufacturing process done by hand.[5]

Models[edit]

All models are called the Tauro V8[9]

Vehicle name Duration of production Number of cylinders Power (hp) Displacement cc Top speed (km/h) Place of manufacture
V8 Spider[7] 2012–present 8 440/530 6162 295 Spain
V8 Coupé 2013–present 8 440/530 6162 300 Spain
V8 Saeta 2014–present 8 440/530 6162 ~ Spain
V8 Portago 2014–present 8 440/530 6162 ~ Spain

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official: Tauro V8 Spider – Spanish Roadster". gtspirit.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Tauro V8 Spider: deportividad y lujo made in Spain" (in Spanish). abc.es. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Tauro V8 Spider, "made in Valladolid"" (in Spanish). Carlos A. Sánchez. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Tauro V8 Spider: deportividad y lujo made in Spain" (in Spanish). Javier Onrubia. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Tauro V8 Spider: Nace el "Lamborghini" español" (in Spanish). eleconomista.es. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  6. ^ http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1077171_spains-tauro-v8-spider-based-on-the-pontiac-solstice
  7. ^ a b c "Spain's Tauro V8 Spider Based On The Pontiac Solstice". Viknesh Vijayenthiran. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Tauro Sport Auto fabrica coches exclusivos en Valladolid" (in Spanish). castillayleoneconomica.es. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Tauro Sport Auto Modelos" (in Spanish). ifema.es. Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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