GTA Spano

GTA Spano

A month after it was announced that the Spanish supercar was also making an appearance at the new Need for Speed movie, the Spano is making it 2 out of 2 for the Need for Speed franchise. It’s a great way for the Spano to get some much-needed publicity after being largely in the shadows of more popular competitors. But one thing we do know is that the Spano is all sorts of ridiculous and it deserves its turn in the spotlight.

Being in the new Need for Speed game accomplishes that. It’s not so much the fact that the franchise is one of the most popular and successful video games in history, having sold 150 million copies in its long and storied existence, but it’s also how NFS has managed to successfully cross over into other media platforms, like the NFS movie that’s scheduled to hit theaters this week. And guess what; the Spano is one of the main supercars featured in the film.

The Spanish sports car will be joined by other cars in the “Need for Speed Rivals, Movie Cars Pack,” and will be available in a digital format for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Video and more on the GTA Spano after the jump

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.

Two years after the GTA Spano first made head turns at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show , the Spanish supercar is returning to Geneva with a new name and a production guise that will more than likely go on sale sooner than later.

The buzz surrounding the Spano’s attendance at Geneva was ratcheted up a few notches after Spania GTA released a shadowy teaser image of the supercar on its site with the words "Coming Soon..."

That’s about as exciting as it gets.

One of the things that made the Spano a showstopper two years ago was the comprehensive supercar package that it came with, highlighted by an 8.3-liter supercharged V-10 Bioethanol engine that produced 820 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque.

Well, here’s some interesting news: word has it that the production Spano will once again feature the same 8.3-liter supercharged V-10 engine, except that the Spania GTA has increased the output to a stout 900 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

Despite the improved output, Spania GTA appears to be taking a cautious approach with the performance numbers of the Spano, saying that the supercar can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.

We’ve got no problems with that 0-to-100 km/h time, but that 217 mph top speed seems a bit conservative for a car that comes with 900 horses.

In any case, we’ll find out more about the Spano when Spania GTA officially pulls the covers off of the supercar at Geneva next month.

Updated 02/25/2012: Spania GTA has released a second teaser image for the 2013 Spano supercar. The new version will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next to a new jewelry line made by José Marín.

Update 11/05/2013: The GTA Spano made its debut at the Dubai International Auto Show today, and GTA Spania released a few new, high-res images.

Source: Spania GTA

Marchettino has impressed us with his video skills once again with a video featuring the brand new GTA Spano supercar. The video shows the car’s engine start up, along with a couple of revving scenes and some accelerations! Bottomline: This video is pretty awesome.

As a reminder, the new GTA Spano is powered by an 8.3-liter V10 engine placed in a longitudinal rear position that produces 780 HP and 678 lbs-ft of torque. If those 780 HP aren’t enough, GTA also offers a Bioethanol version that bumps up the power all the way up to 820 HP. The supercar can hit 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.

Let us know in the comments section below if you think the new Spano is as fast and impressive as the company hopes it is!

GTA Spano

When we first saw the GTA Spano this time last year, the limited-run Spanish-built supercar was being introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show . At that time, the Spano was being touted as a Spain’s answer to an increasing number of niche super cars being built all over the world.

A year later and we’re all here, waiting in earnest for the production of the GTA Spano, but GTA Motors has confirmed that the "definitive" version of the Spano has been penciled in to make its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. We’re guessing that "definitive" is just a term that they are using to say that they have finished tweaking their supercar and are finally ready to start production.

The Spano will be limited to only 99 units, which means that it’s going to be tough to get a piece of this supercar. For what it’s worth, though, the GTA Spano is powered by an 8.3-liter V10 engine that produces a mouth-watering 780 horsepower and 920 Nm of torque, performance capabilities that allow the Spanish supercar to hit 0-60 mph in just under three seconds while hitting a top speed of 217 mph.

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GTA Spano

We’re rounding off our Best of 2011 lists with one that is near and dear to our hearts. This list is all about top speed and top speed only, those who have it and one who hopes to achieve it.

Of course, speed hopes are nothing new. The battle for the fastest car in the world has been ongoing since the sports and super cars first made their appearance and more than likely, it will never end. These past couple years have been a game of one-upmanship between SSC and Bugatti with both succeeding in one way or another. But who tops the list for 2011?

Before getting into that, we think it is important to note that we only incorporated vehicles that were sold in 2011. For example, the Koenigsegg CCX may have a top speed of 240 mph, but that production ended in 2010, which takes the supercar out of the running for this list in particular. Don’t worry, though, Koenigsegg is still well-represented.

Hit the jump to see the top ten list of the fastest cars of 2011.

Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso, GTA Spano. What do these three names have in common? They are all revolutionary automotive icons in Spain’s recent history. The rally driver Sainz is more commonly referred to as “King” Carlos, and is more popular than the entire Real Madrid soccer team. Formula 1 World Champion Alonso made car racing more popular than MotoGP in the two wheeled enthused country. Now comes the Spano , a Spanish supercar that’s set to take the automotive world by storm and establish a presence in a country best known for making SEATs.

Not one to be pushed aside by its more high-profile contemporaries, the limited production Spanish-built supercar is making a new era in the country’s automobile industry. But is it a vehicle that will make Lamborghini owners consider a switch?

Now that the Spanish supercar has been presented at the Geneva Motor Show, you’re going to have to be the judge of that. Whatever you may think of it, one thing’s for sure: the world better get used to the GTA Spano. It’s coming to the town like a Spanish ’El Nino’, and there appears to be no stopping it.

UPDATE 03/03/2011: This review has been updated with new specs and images of the GTA Spano coming out of its first Geneva event!

UPDATE 04/14/2011: Check out the new images of the GTA Spano at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco in the gallery!

Details on the GTA Spano after the jump.

Now that the 2011 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, it goes without saying that the event was arguably the biggest and most successful auto show since the 2009 IAAs in Frankfurt, Germany.

Some might contend that, but as far as we’re concerned, its been a while since we had an auto show that has been as widely attended by almost all automakers in the world quite like what we saw in Geneva.

And while we may have been introduced to a lot of the cars that were launched in Geneva beforehand, there were still some models, mostly of the concept variety, that took us by surprise.

Most of these models weren’t previewed before the event so when the Geneva Motor Show opened its doors, just about everybody in attendance and those keeping tabs over the Web didn’t see these cars coming.

But now that they’re here, we can take a look at the models that made the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that much more interesting.

Check out the list after the jump

The GTA Spano was the first Spanish sportscar, and it turned out to be more successful than everyone expected. Of course that just means that GTA would be crazy not to crank out a few more versions of this Don Juan. So during the latest testings done at the Valencian Community Ricardo Tormo Circuit test unit, GTA discussed two future versions for the Spano sports car: a Spyder and a track-focused R version. There aren’t any details on either of these future models, but we expect them to deliver the same performance numbers as the coupe version and also only be offered in limited numbers.

As a reminder, the GTA Spano is powered by a V10 engine which is longitudinally positioned at the rear and delivers 780 HP and a torque of 920 NM. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 207 mph. It is built on a chassis created by combining Kevlar, carbon fiber, and titanium, and sits on a set of wheels manufactured exclusively for this car.

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GTA Motors announced prices for their Spano supercar today and we have to admit it’s higher than we expected. The 99 units will each be priced at 600,000 euro, or $725,000 at the current rates.

The Spano is powered by a mid-mounted V10 engine rated at 780 HP. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3 seconds while top speed goes up to 217 mph. The supercar will feature a combination Kevlar, carbon fiber, and titanium chassis. It will also feature 380-mm-diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brake system and 6 piston calipers supplied by AP Racing. The GTA Spano will finish off with a cool, glass panoramic roof, front 19" wheels, and 20" rear wheels.

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