In case you haven’t seen the trailers and ads that are scattered across TV, internet and movies screens nationwide, the "Need for Speed" movie is coming. The new car-packed film from DreamWorks Pictures is loaded full of some of the hottest metal to hit the silver screen in years. Names like Bugatti , McLaren and Koeingsegg
are all present and accounted for, but there is another name in the movie you may not have heard of.
Meet the GTA Spano. This slab of yellow awesomeness is made by a small Spanish company called Spania GTA.
With 925 horsepower and a top speed well over 200 mph, the GTA Spano has the performance to match its motorized co-stars in the upcoming film. Thanks to a limited run of less than 100 cars, this movie is likely the only chance most will have to see a Spano in motion.
I have my reservations regarding the quality of the Need for Speed movie but one thing is certain; DreamWorks has thrown some of the best nameplates into the mix for the true enthusiast.
Click past the jump to read more about the GTA Spano.
The GTA Spano is powered by an 8.3-liter V10 that is fed by pair a pair of turbochargers. The final result is 925 horsepower and 950 pounds of twist. All that power is enough to drag the ultra-light Spano to a top speed of 230 mph. The car itself is made of carbon fiber, titanium and Kevlar to keep weight down. Thanks to that low weight, acceleration is also brutal, as 0-to-60 blows by in less than 3 seconds.
The new Need for Speed movie, along with the GTA Spano, hits theater screens on March 14, 2014.
Gallery Spania GTA Spano
GTA Spano will make its big screen debut in DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” (opening nationwide, March 14, 2014). In an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s that tap into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing, “Need for Speed” chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption.
Manufactured by the Spanish company Spania GTA, The GTA Spano is a limited edition of 99 models. Its engine has 925 hp and 1220 Nm toque. This car accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 370 km/h. Its chassis has been created by combining carbon fibres, titanium and Kevlar, which has become a reference in the automobile sector thanks to its great rigidity and its lightness.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” is based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 150 million units sold. The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and Mark Sourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins & John Gatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts.