Remember Tramontana? Since 2005, the Catalan company has been handcrafting a limited number of luxury supercars, and their latest receives a gilded treatment from over-the-top Bulgaria-based custom house Vilner.
A tricked-out 2017 Tramontana two-seater finished in matte black and gold made its debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week. It turned quite a few heads and maybe even a sensitive stomach or two.
Each model by the bespoke Spanish manufacturer is commissioned per its clients' requests, and this year's doozy sure seems right at home in Vegas. Just imagine the stares you'll get when you valet this beast at Caesars.
This Tramontana packs a Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter twin-turbo mid-engine V-12 that offers 888 hp and 678 lb-ft of torque.
The V-12 is paired to a seven-speed sequential gearbox, and the car weighs in at 2,795 pounds—so you know it must be stupid quick.
"You are nobody in the automotive custom scene if you're not at SEMA," said Atanas Vilner, the studio's founder, in a statement. "We were there as an exclusive partner to the Spanish supercar brand AD Tramontana."
The Bulgarian-bedazzled prowler seats two, single file, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually crafted interior by the atelier.
Vilner added a lizard-textured "golden leather" to the interior for starters and redesigned almost everything in the cozy cockpit. The rest of the Tramontana's interior is swathed in fine black leather and/or Alcantara—including the instrument cluster. We are told that there are hidden buttons for the horn underneath the leather where the thumbs can go. And there's a central marker in gold at the top of the wheel to keep the car pointed in the right direction after you fire up that screaming V-12.
"That engine can generate genuine sense of superiority for the driver," Vilner said. "And that kind of self-esteem should be defined by the design inside as well."
No doubt about that.