Forget about Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren supercars at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, let’s take a peek at the latest version of the GTA Spano that is on display with two different paint jobs, one in naked carbon fibre and the other, a flashy bright yellow.
This is third year that the Spanish company is present at the Geneva show. In 2011, Spania GTA, displayed its original Spano supercar concept, and in 2012 debuted the production-ready version which was limited to only 99 units and this third year sees an evolution of the 2012 car.
The 2013 GTA Spano is again a limited edition series with just 99 units to be produced, and equipped with Spano’s own twin-turbocharged 8.4-liter V10, pouring out 900 horsepower, up from the previous Spano’s 840 horsepower and with 737 pound-feet (1000Nm) of electronically-limited torque and according to the customer’s wishes, Spania can provide the car with a special electronics system that can regulate power from a minimum of 450hp to its maximum horsepower.
It also features a gearbox available in two options, all of which have seven gears: automatically sequential 7 speed with a paddle shift steering wheel or manual sequential.
According to Spania GTA this upgraded version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 350 km/h (217 mph).
Thanks to the lightweight monocoque chassis made of titanium honeycomb, carbon fiber and Kevlar and cutting 80 kg off the curb weight, the car now weighs in at only 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds) and measures 4.60 meters in length, 1.98 meters in width and 1.18 meters in height, with a wheel-base of 2.80 meters.
The wheels are 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear, and are characterized by their angular shape and have been designed specifically and exclusively for this car model.
The new version comes with minor tweaks to the bodywork like a new shape to the rear bonnet while the interior sports all leather Recaro seats, while 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, but the LCD screen also replaces the central rear-view mirror with a rear camera and a wide-angle camera to facilitate parking maneuvers which automatically connects after activating the rear gear.