Marcos TSO GTC 

  • 2007
  • 469 HP 5.7L
  • 184 mph
 
The GTC looks great from most angles, and pretty good from the others.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
You adapt quickly to the cosy environment, while the design details and quality of the interior itself are top drawer.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Marcos TSO GTC

0-60mph

TSO GTC
4.1 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

TSO GTC
184 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

TSO GTC
8.5 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Data points Key details of the Marcos TSO GTC

Horsepower

TSO GTC
469 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

TSO GTC
397 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

The gearbox is heavy-duty, matching the soundtrack and traditional formula perfectly, and with masses of torque available from tickover the GTC is a doddle to ease your way into.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
However, at £49,950 the GTC isn’t cheap, and with Performance Pack and a few other goodies it’s easy to spend closer to £60K.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
You get used to the remote steering and eventually learn to trust the chassis, which is both surprisingly grippy considering its slim rubber and keen to react to demands from the throttle.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Powertrain

Headroom is at a premium and the huge transmission tunnel sits just where your elbow wants to.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
The basic formula is as it should be for a hairy-chested sports car: front engine, rear drive, light weight.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
Crucially, the chassis has been designed and developed by Prodrive Engineering, and it’s built at the company’s Kenilworth facility (Marcos marries chassis to drivetrain and body in its own facility within Prodrive’s engineering complex).
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Handling

Well, personally I think the chassis plays it a bit too safe, and that the steering feedback must be improved to make it feel like a sports car.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
You feel like you have to steer sharply just to feel if the front will grip and then, reassured, relax the steering effort to negotiate a corner.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)
A GTC with a harder edge, maybe a ‘Track Pack’, and genuine steering feel could be an absolute belter.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Suspension

Nail the loud pedal and the GTC sits down hard on its rear suspension, long bonnet pointing skyward, then rips into the road, finding remarkable traction and stonking acceleration.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Cornering,steering

However, it takes a while before you lean on the front tyres because the steering is very, very light.
by EVO (Jan, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Marcos
Year 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 469 HP
Maximum torque 397 ft-lb
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,700 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas

road tests

Top speed 184 mph
0-60mph 4.1 s
0-100mph 8.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,570 lb
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