The GTA Spano first broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show only a few short years ago, followed by an update in 2013 that saw a substantial power increase. This year, Spania GTA will once again unveil an updated version of its exclusive supercar at the 85th Annual Geneva Motor Show, with several revisions that make the vehicle even more extreme than before.
For those of you who didn’t know, the GTA Spano is a Spanish-built supercar hailing from the workshop of GTA Motor in Valencia, a sister company to GTA Motor Competicion. The cars are hand-built, devastatingly fast, and quite rare. The GTA Spano has even been featured in movies and video games, such as Need For Speed and DriveClub.
This year, the GTA Spano returns to Geneva sporting a redesigned look and a more powerful Viper-derived engine.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 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.
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.
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.