Spada cars

  Spada is an Italian car design founded by Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his father Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), Domiziano Boschi, and Wojtek Sokolowski. Their works are inspired by the great reputation and history of Ercole Spada. The first supercar built under the Spada name was the Codatronca TS, which they felt was bold and daring enough to provide a good niche for their work. They followed up that design three years later with an open top version of the vehicle: the Codatronca Monza.

It’s been a few years since Spada released their Codatronca TS , but the now famous Italian car designer is back with an open top version of their supercar. The new model is called the Monza and will be making its grand debut at this year’s Top Marques Monaco.

The Spada Codatronca Monza will more than likely feature the same V8 engine found in its older brother, the Codatronca TS. The TS was going to be offered in three different variants; a TS "Sport Tourism" with 512 HP engine, a TSV "Fast Sport Tourism" with 513 HP, and a TSS "Sport Super Tourism" with 700 HP. The TSS "Sport Super Tourism" was even capable of a 211mph top speed, unfortunately, it never saw the light of production day. The only variant that successfully stomped across the production line was the tamer of the three - the TS - which brought in $425,000 per unit. It is rumored that the Monza version will feature a larger power output than that of the TS, with a probable 630 hp at 6500 rpm and 492 lbs-ft at 4800 rpm.

UPDATE 07/11/2011: We’ve finally unearthed the official engine spec of the Codatronca Monza, one that features a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine with 710 horsepower and 701 lb/ft of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission, allowing the car to hit 0-62 mph in three seonds with a top speed of 208 mph. After unveiling the Codatronca Monza at the Top Marques Monaco, Spada has also released a new picture gallery of their latest 720 HP supercar. Enjoy!

UPDATE 11/14/2011: YouTube member, Marchettino, was lucky enough to capture the Spada Contronca as it makes it way around a track. The best part of the video is the soothing the engine sounds and the up close and personal shots of the sports car itself. Enjoy!

Source: AllCarIndex

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