Tata Bolt “120bhp” Sport concept showcased at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Tata Motors has all guns blazing at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Indian auto giant showcased a souped-up Tata Bolt car “sport” concept which produces an eye-popping 120bhp (surprising for a TATA car isn’t it!). Tata Motors Ltd also showcased the Aria based HEXA concept at the event.
The car`s technical specifications under the hood are worth talking about. The turbocharged motor bangs out 170Nm of twisting force between 2000 -3500 rpm from the 1.2 litre Revotron engine that currently powers the Bolt hatchback. All this power is transferred to the front wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission, with stopping power coming from discs brakes on all four wheels.
How different is the Tata Bolt Sport from the regular hatchback?
>The Tata Bolt Sport comes equipped with a much larger turbocharger, recalibrated ECU and free flow exhaust system to generate those big (BHP and Torque figures) from the 1.2 litre Revotron engine.
>The Sport gets revised gear ratios in the transaxle, which further aids in boosting the top-end performance of the car.
>Tata Motors claims that the suspension set up on the car is tuned for the track (can`t wait to experience it).
>It features a high performance braking system.
>The car features a low ride height due to the lowered suspension setup. This enhancement has been done to keep the car stable at high speeds.
>The Bolt Sport comes with an added sports kit (front bumper with air dam), diffuser styling on the rear bumper, side skirts and a sunroof to do justice to the “Sport” moniker.
>Tata has also revamped the interiors which now get a dose of black leather with red contrast stitching. Enhancements include a sporty leather wrapped steering wheel, new dashboard and sporty pedals.
All this shows that TATA Motors is quite serious at making a comeback with a big bang! Finally we can expect a sporty and fun to drive car from the house of Tata. The launch date is still unknown, but given the power figures (120bhp and 170Nm), I can`t wait to get behind the wheel of this little monster!