Spania GTA Spano: Spain’s Answer to the Supercar Question
The number of cars that accellerate to 60 in under three seconds, have top speeds above 200 miles-an-hour and are made from scads of carbon fiber is growing with each passing day. The latest entry in that particular supercar category is the Spanish-made Spania GTA Spano.
This car is no joke. The Spania GTA Spano is powered by a whopping 8.4 liter V10 with two turbos that pumps out 900 horse and 737 pound-feet of torque. The ultra-light all carbon fiber body helps keep the total weight down to 2,976 pounds. Performance is stellar with a 0-62 mph sprint of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217.
Only ninety-nine GTA Spanos will be made, all built to order. For detailed specs, check out the technical details below direct from Spania.
Position: Central rear longitudinal
Number of cylinders: GTA Twin Turbo V10
Displacement: 8,400 cm3
Maximum power: hp/rpm: 900/6,300 Torque (nm): 1000
CHASSIS AND BODYWORK
Structural monocoque made from titanium honeycomb, carbon fibre and Kevlar
Carbon fibre bodywork
Official weight: 1,350 kg
Fuel tank capacity(litres):100
Boot (litres): 100 (front) 130 (rear)
Traction: Rear wheel driving
Gearbox: automatic sequential 7-speed with paddle shift or manual sequential
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
AP Racing Carbon-ceramic brake system
Forced ventilation system
A 6-piston calliper ABS system
Maximum Speed of more than 350 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds
The interior design has been achieved with highquality materials such as leather and carbon fibre. There is ample space; indeed a person over 2 metres 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, all 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, neither of which are 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.