Spada Codatronca TS: Full Details and Images Released

Spada Codatronca TS
Spada Codatronca TS / Spada

V8, 630 bhp, lightweight. Whoa!

Spada Codatronca, the next exclusive maker of Italian super cars? Spada Vetture Sport is up for the mammoth challenge, one many may consider impossible. Codatronca TS (Turismo Sportivo) is the first example of these desires, with others to follow in due course, probably before the year is over. Already they are testing a TSS version, said to be the big brother of the clan, set for launch this year. Meanwhile we can get to grips with what this Italian stallion is up to.

The car weighs a deliciously tempting 1.36 tonnes for starters which bodes well for the company’s performance philosophies of light weight, aerodynamics and driving pleasure. As far as aerodynamics, evidence is already seen from the Batmobile-style hunch which should allow greater streaming of air at any time. Rear-wheel driven on 19-inch black rubber, Codatronca uses an engine sized over 7 litres, spread over 8 cylinders. We understand there is no force-feeding going on here; engine swallows air by the gallons, sending fuel to the mix under the ‘hood to produce a stunning 630 bhp at 6500 rpm. Torque is 668Nm. Forward motion is attained through a close-ratio 6-speed ‘box that pushes Codatronca from 0 – 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. Spada say it’s more than capable of its quoted 340km/h top whack, but what they really wanted to do was make it as fun as possible to drive, and not necessarily as powerful as possible. Using a small conversion kit will run the car on E85, with a little bit of increased power and torque.

Aluminium is what the chassis is made of, which includes a roll cage. Bodywork comes courtesy of carbon fibre, with a totally adjustable suspension system. For those track days a complete information system measuring driver’s telemetry is included so not only will you be bale to run fast laps but the car can also help you improve on them all the time.

Source: Spada Vetture
Published May 15th, 2008 1:43am By Thami Masemola

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saint_dracula saint_dracula
This is awesome - like an Italian Bristol Fighter, difficult to appreciate for some, but I absolutely love it.
May 16th, 2008 12:18am
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ck314 ck314
The Bristol Fighter is a much more coherent design, with a sleek fluid shape, this is a BDSM car in comparison. That silver frame topping the front doors looks like a fly in the soup, and the rear tires' profile appear much thicker than front due to exaggereate width (Vette fixed this with one inch bigger wheels at the rear) plus horrendous wheel design, etc...
May 16th, 2008 12:47am
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appears to me as a stealth-ized Corvette with a rather confused rear design intentions.
May 15th, 2008 8:28pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
3 words wat the hell! this thing is terrible! dont put it into production coz no1 will buy it!
May 15th, 2008 4:53pm
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dj dj
*APPLAUSE* great try....sometimes you shoot and miss...you guys shot ur selves in the foot....
May 15th, 2008 4:19pm
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artman101 artman101
Remember the hole point of supercars is to push the boundaries. and another thing is this car weighs next to nothing for what it is. idk if you think it is ugly its a new concept for starters. of corse you can say that it has design hues from thousands of cars but you have to relize that the you can not make a car the is cheep to fix and orignal without using basic concepts from other cars or concepts. i think that it is alright, not something that i would go out of my way to get but if given to me i would more than likly keep it.
May 15th, 2008 9:06am
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ck314 ck314
They're supposed to push the boundaries regarding balance between performance, handling and aesthetics, not towards ugliness and absurdity. Yeah, they cut the weight down, but where are the positive results around the track? Anyone could claim this with an undriveable vehicle. My point being, who would get this over a ZR1 as a daily driver??
May 15th, 2008 9:26am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
I am guessing an attention whore.
May 15th, 2008 1:29pm
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ck314 ck314
actually the first concept with tinted glass, darkened bigger wheels, rear carbonfiber diffussor + rectangular section exhaust + digital speedometer was much more convincing, even if weird as f*ck
May 15th, 2008 8:34am
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ck314 ck314
why do they fail to mention the blatant similarities, both mechanical and structural, with the corvette, indeed? what a sad failure, seriously.. not even green tinted glass to make it look slightly more appealing! a monument to rejection id say lol
May 15th, 2008 8:15am
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bakrione bakrione
i thought it was a 'back to the future' sort of car form the 80's.. its hideous!!!
May 15th, 2008 8:01am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
the more I see this car the more I like it's uniqueness.
May 15th, 2008 7:50am
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sensei sensei
Unique? This is just an uglified verion of the Bristol Fighter.
May 23rd, 2008 11:07am
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Phonixx Phonixx
Looks like a trapezoidal design experience for a modern version of the Corvette stingray. - HEY HEY !! Look at it !! I redesign de VETTE with no round edges !! Doesnt convince me and it definitly it's not pure italian design
May 15th, 2008 7:50am
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joelynn joelynn
it's definitely got an interesting back, the rest is a bit horrific...
May 15th, 2008 7:09am
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dmanero dmanero
Probably the ugliest concept I seen today. I see at least 4 design cues from other models. Quick give this guy some c4 so he car destroy this eye sore.
May 15th, 2008 7:04am
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