If you've ever wondered what a Dodge Viper would look like if it traded its in-your-face American exterior for a sleek European body, GTA has the answer in the form of their new Spano supercar.
The uniquely styled Spano features a low slung front end, LED headlight accents, and sculpted sides which merge into the air intakes to maximize cooling of the engine, power steering system and brakes. Perhaps the most interesting design aspect is the Spano's glass roof which boasts an opaqueness adjustment system and has small openings above the engine to further improve cooling. Other key design elements include handless doors, 19" front and 20" rear wheels, a bold rear spoiler, and massive dual exhaust pipes.
As with most specialty supercars, the interior leaves something to be desired as it features a bland design and questionable materials. While we cannot fault GTA for their use of carbon fiber trim and aluminum accents, the flat surfaces and ungainly control knobs clash with the car's aerodynamic exterior. Despite this minor annoyance, the Spano features several interesting touches such as a large LCD display which doubles as rear view monitor and two trunks - a 100 liter one up front and a 200 liter one in the rear. GTA promises that the car can comfortably seat an individual who is over 2 meters (6.56 feet) tall but getting in and out might prove tricky.
Power comes from an 8.3-liter V10 engine (supposedly from the Dodge Viper) that produces 780 horsepower and 920 Nm torque, an optional bio-ethanol version cranks out 840 horsepower. With the base engine, the Spano can run from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 350 km/h (217.5 mph). The engine is connected to either a seven-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed sequential automatic transmission which is available with or without steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The Spanish supercar is built on a chassis that is completely constructed from carbon fiber, titanium and Kevlar. This unique arraignment weighs just 56 kg (the total car weighs 1350 kg) and offers up to four times the rigidity of traditional supercars. Other performance equipment includes massive 380 mm (14.96") carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes with six piston calipers, Pirelli tires, a sophisticated traction control system, and an adjustable suspension.