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Updated GTA Spano is limited to 99 units [video]

Limited to 99 units

Following a couple of teasers launched last month, GTA has introduced in Geneva today the updated 2013 Spano which will be available in only 99 units.

Its soul is a supercharged V10 8.4-liter engine pumping out 900 HP (662 kW) and an electronically-limited 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) which enables the supercar to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of more than 217 mph (350 km/h). Power is transferred through a 7-speed automatically sequential transmission with paddle shifters or via a 7-speed manual sequential.

It tips the scales at 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs) thanks to its carbon fiber body and rides on 19-inch front wheels with Pirelli 255/35 tires and 20-inch rear alloys with 335/30 rubbers. It adopts a double wishbone suspension on both axles and features multi-self-adjusting shock absorbers and electronically-regulated wing.

Stopping the car is an AP Racing carbon-ceramic brake system with 380mm ventilated discs and six-piston calipers. The monocoque is made from titanium honeycomb, carbon fiber and Kevlar which helps it have a reduced weight of just 80 kg (176 lbs).

More details are available in the attached press release.

Source: GTA

Main features 

.Amazing design

.Glass roof with its exclusive lighting and opaqueness system

. Several world patents

. Chassis made out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar

. Built from materials based on aeronautical technology

. The fastest and most powerful automobile built in Spain for commercial purposes

.V10 Engine, 8.4 litres and 900 HP

.Fully equipped

.Automatic  sequential 7 speed with paddle shift or manual sequential 

.Exclusively guaranteed with only 99 models manufactured 

Project 

After 20 years of top automobile motorsport, Spania GTA decided to go one step forward and make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true; build a supersports car that combines all the automobile technology with perfect sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity.

So with more than 30 year´s experience in the automobile sector, Ochoa set the basis to accomplish his project, a leading Spanish supersports car in an attempt to combine the select and reduced club of handcrafted constructors.

The technological experience and the development of applied innovations became the basic factor behind this project, and contributed revolutionary technical solutions in the automobile sector.  GTA intends to convert this technological transfer into a launching point for a new pioneering automobile industry in Spain.

Designed by Spania GTA´s engineering director, Valencian-born Sento Pallardó, GTA Spano boasts the most advanced technology, innovative aesthetics, researched aerodynamics and a good number of solutions for the future, all of which are capable of competing with international prestigious brands in terms of both image and performance.

As a sign of its exclusivity, only 99 models of this extraordinary supersports car will be built to order and several world patents have been obtained. Indeed it is a car that is the beginning of an industry which leads to job creation and  to also transfer the resulting technology to other sectors of society.

Exterior Design

Spania GTA´s design department, directed by Sento Pallardó, has strived to create a unique automobile that resembles no other car in any way. In this way, a preliminary design has evolved until the present-day, which has succeeded in combining sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity in a single concept. In other words, a very different style to that which currently exists on the international automobile scene.

One of Spano´s main distinguishing features lies in its lateral view, where doors fit perfectly into air intakes which, apart from performing an aerodynamic function, refrigerate elements such as oil coolers, power-assisted steering and brakes, among others. Its design is original and unprecedented, which is yet another distinguishing mark of Concept. As in all true sportscars, the doors have not doorframes.

Access to the interior is accomplished by pressing the GTA logotype, rendering it a more elegant design without traditional handles.

Its frontal view affords it with a strong personality along with its two large  lateral air intakes and its convex bonnet, completed with an aerodynamic streamlining zone to facilitate the air flow, thus providing it an athletic look.

At the rear, the design department has  attempted to create the best way to channel the air that flows under the car. The resulting effect is a rear design with plenty of character, marked by the use of glass with its small openings that perform a refrigeration function for the engine. The wing fits perfectly into the design with under air channelling, while the two air intakes and the twin exhaust system emphasise the vehicle´s sport character. There is a rear barrel to channel air and to improve the aerodynamic load.

The wing mirrors have been designed as a framework with a carbon fibre finish and a wing-like arm, built in aeronautical mechanised aluminium.

The large glazed surface affords the vehicle a strong quality, another of its distinguishing features. The vehicle has a patented interior lighting and liquid crystal shading system, and the degree of light required inside may be regulated. Its completely novel sun visors are set into the glass and boast the same technology.

Its electrically-operated windows have been made according to state-of-the-art technology, in such a way that tracks are maintenance-free and work-problem free at various temperatures.

The wheels, 19” at the front and 20” at the rear, are characterised by their angular shape. They have been designed specifically and exclusively for this car model, with offers a continuousness effect with the chassis. There is a flat exterior part that perfoms an aerodynamic function, offering greater resistance and involving less weight.

Interior Design

The interior design has been achieved with high-quality materials such as leather and carbon fibre. There is ample space; indeed a person over 2 meters high can be comfortably seated inside. Its panoramic glass roof enhances the sense of spaciousness and also improves luminosity inside.

The dashboard has been designed to transmit the car’s values; although it has a sporting look, it is also elegant to give an impression of luxury and comfort.

The prevalent feature of the instrument panel is an LCD screen, which can be personalised according to the customer´s requirements and provides the driver with all the necessary information.  It includes every button required to adjust the high front bodywork, the rear wing and also the glass roof opacity system.

The steering wheel is made out of carbon fibre and leather, another typical sporting feature of this vehicle. A joystick is located behind the steering wheel to operate lights, wipers and indicators.

Its Recaro seats, made totally out of leather, are another feature of its sport design and are perfectly held. They display the brand´s anagrams, thus affording the vehicle more exclusivity. The seats also have an electrical adjustment system with heating and refrigeration.

One of Spano´s innovations is that there is no central rear-view mirror; instead there is a rear camera that projects onto the LCD screen and is aptly located on the dashboard. It also has a wide-angle camera to facilitate parking manoeuvres which automatically connects after activating the rear gear. Interior lights also use LED technology.

The dashboard has a large state-of-the-art 7” LCD screen with several functions such as navigation, radio with MP3 CD, an iPod port and Bluetooth for mobile phones.

GTA has two boots; a 100-litre front one and a 130-litre rear one; which are not inconsiderable for a vehicle of such characteristics. The front boot has a reverse opening system to make the task of loading luggage easier.

There are also two glove compartments, one located in the central compartment and the other on the front passenger’s side. It is possible to refrigerate them and they also include a drinks holder.

Spano has also incorporated practical compartments into both doors. The interior colour range varies according to the customer´s preferences.

Equipment 

Quality and elegance are the main characteristics of the GTA interior design,  which is also fully equipped. 

  • Sport  seats
  • Electronically-regulating  seats, with a heating and refrigeration system
  • Leather trimmings with GTA anagrams
  • ABS
  • Wheel-driving control
  • An active suspension control system that programmes the height of  suspension
  • Electronic system with powerful control
  • Exclusive digital dashboard
  • Xenon
  • Navigator
  • CD charger with MP3
  • iPod Connection
  • Bluetooh
  • Electronically-regulating windows
  • Air conditioning
  • 19” wheels at the front and 20” at the rear
  • Exclusively designed 255/35 tyres at the front and 335/30 at the rear
  • Carbon ceramic manufactured AP Racing brakes system with 6 piston   callipers
  • Self-regulation rear wing
  • LED Technology
  • Electrically-regulated exterior rear view
  • Steering wheel with three carbon-made spokes
  • Central locking
  • Electrical handbrake
  • Glass roof with patented lighting and opaqueness system
  • Electrical sun visors
  • Angular camera for parking manoeuvres
  • Laminated windscreen and non-frost glass
  • Anti-theft alarm and GPS location system
  • Central locking with distance control
  • Remote-controlled boot opening
  • Reverse boot-opening trunk that makes placing luggage inside easier
  • Exclusively designed suitcases with personalised GTA anagrams

Engine

GTA has developed a special engine for this car, and has opted for a V10, 8.4 litre engine placed in a longitudinal rear position. It has 900  HP and 1000 Nm  torque electronically limited.

GTA’s technicians have worked hard to enhance the compressor so that GTA achieves amazing performances at a top speed of over 350 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in under three seconds. These figures place it directly among the five fastest cars commercialised in the world. The precision of the engine´s control unit helps the engine to offer and increase in power progressively under all circumstances.

Spano also has an electronic power control system, supplied according to the customer´s wishes, which regulates power from a minimum of 450 cv to  maximum power.

The gearbox is available in two options, all of which have seven gears:  automatically sequential 7 speed with a paddle shift steering wheel or manual sequential.

Chassis and dynamic performance

The chassis has been one of aspects on which special emphasis has been placed during the construction of Spano. The most state-of-the-art technologies have been applied to the automobile world, thus making Spano not only one of the few cars in the world with aeronautical components, but also a reference on the automobile scene.

The chassis has been built completely out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar, whose rigidity is four times greater than that of today’s presently commercialised supersport cars, which offers the best level of safety. With this technology, the weight of the monocoque is less than 80 kg, while total weight is 1350 kg, with all the liquids and the most convenient equipment on board.

Thanks to its special chassis outline and the materials used, GTA has great traction capacity and is easy to drive,  unlike what one might think of a car whose power is 820 hp. In this case, it offers a turning circle of 10.8 meters to assist driving, with very impressive manoeuvrability.

To bring this huge potential to a standstill, GTA´s braking system includes 380 mm-diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes and 6-piston callipers supplied by AP Racing, with pneumatic assistance and ABS. GTA Spano also has a sophisticated traction control system.

The tyres are manufactured exclusively for this car by Pirelli: 255/35 on a 19” front wheel and 335/30 on a 20” rear wheel.  Spano also offers self-adjusting shock absorbers which are capable of raising the car by up to 8 cm to avoid potholes and regular speed bumps on roads, and to facilitate access to garages. It also has twin trapezium suspension, which enables all kinds of adjustments. 

Distribution

GTA has come to distribution agreements with the most important companies on the world automobile scene. GTA has previous agreements in countries such as China, United Arab Emirates, USA, Russia, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand. Nowadays, GTA Motor continues negotiating with other countries to increase and consolidate its distribution chain.

GTA´s maintenance and after-sales service exclusivity are defined by firms with ample experience which fulfil all the requirements expected by GTA. In short, it has sought maximum quality in all the brand´s actions with no discrimination per geographical area. 

Partners 

Spania GTA  has a number of partners and coworkers which participate in the undertaking of its project, and directly apply their products and technologies, or participate by directly contributing financially.

These partners enjoy a number of exceptional conditions to diffuse their participation in the project, as well as a good number of clear advantages when it comes to negotiating their conditions as suppliers for the GTA project. GTA has contracts with different Spanish, American and Italian companies, which provide GTA with their know-how and the use of  patents. This relationship improves technological knowledge of all the company’s components, and the collaborating parties could also benefit from this collaboration relationship with Spania GTA.

Technical data

ENGINE

Position: Central rear longitudinal

Number of cylinders: GTA supercharged V10

Displacement: 8,400 cm3

Maximum power: hp/rpm: 900/6300        Torque (nm): 1000 electronically limited

CHASSIS AND BODYWORK

Structural monocoque made from titanium honeycomb, carbon fibre and  Kevlar

Carbon fibre bodywork

Official weight: 1350 kg

Fuel tank capacity(litres):100

Boot (litres): 100 (front) 130 (rear)

DIMENSIONS

Length/Width/Height/Wheelbase (metres):4.60/1.98/1.18/2.8

TRANSMISSION

Traction: Rear wheel driving

Gearbox: automatic sequential 7 speed with paddle shift or manual sequential

SUSPENSION

Double wishbone configuration

Wheels: 19 x9,5 front/20x 12 rear

Tyres Pirelli P Zero; 255/35 ZR19 and 335/30 ZR20

Multi-self-adjusting shock absorbers

Electrical vehicle height adjustment

Electronically-regulated wing

BRAKES

AP Racing Carbon-ceramic brake system

Forced ventilation system

A 6-piston calliper ABS system

PERFORMANCE

Maximum Speed of more than 350 Km/h

Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds

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16000rpm
The same wheels in Matte Black would have been better, and a little less LEDs
Mar 6, 2013 5:46 am
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TomitaBogdan
lambo, ferrari, etc.. from our powers combined, I am Captain copy-paste GTA
Mar 5, 2013 3:22 pm
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ErtahazHossain
Looking Great, Just change those rims to make it perfect!
Mar 5, 2013 11:21 am
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