We’ve been in touch with Victor Fuster, Comms and Marketing Manager for GTA Spano, since early 2009, and despite dozens of email exchanges there’s not been much in the way of *new* News coming out of the Spanish supercar maker.
There have been regular appearances at Monaco Top Marques, Top Marques Macau, Geneva Motor Show, and on the streets of Cantabria and Madrid, each time announcing that a limited edition of 99 GTA Spano models will be produced but conveying the growing sense that nobody has stepped up to buy one.
Two weeks ago, Victor got in touch to let us know that a ‘definitive version’ of the GTA Spano would be revealed at Geneva, and first units were already in production ready for delivery (to real customers) by the end of this year.
The GTA Spano is powered by a bespoke 8.3 litre V10 engine producing 820 bhp and 960 Nm of torque (up from 780 bhp and 920 Nm in the early prototypes), which is good for 0 – 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 219 mph. It features a chassis made out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar and claims to be the only car in the world built from aeronautical materials based – it is certainly lightweight, tipping the scales at 1350 kg (unladen).
One of GTA Spano’s many innovations is its panoramic glass roof, which features an interior lighting and opaqueness system that can be darkened to shut out bright sunlight, but also lightened to create a generous feeling of space.
The wheels, which are exclusively manufactured for the GTA Spano measure 19-inches at the front and 20-inches at the rear, fitted with the latest Pirelli Pzero tyres (255/35 x 19 and 335/30 x 20). These surround 380 mm carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes, clamped by 6-piston AP Racing callipers.
For the final production version, GTA Motor has made several component changes including front and side air intakes, front bonnet, rear-view mirrors and the Spano’s door-opening system. At the rear, a new larger diffuser has been added, which gives it a more modern and aggressive look whilst adding further aerodynamic downforce.
Launched in April 2009, GTA Motor is the dream of one man – Domingo Ochoa, to build the fastest ever Spanish super-sportscar. The GTA Spano is the company’s first product and was designed by Valencian-born Sento Pallardó, who has worked with Domingo in the company’s long history of competitive motorsport – both in formula championships (Spanish F3) and FIA GT racing.