Spain hasn’t had a whole lot be happy about these days given the state of their economy. But if there’s one silver lining, they can always say that they’re becoming a player in the sports car market.

Their latest offering is called the Tauro V8 Spider, a two-seater roadster that looks a whole lot like a winner in our books. According to Motorpasion, the front-engine Tauro V8 Spider carries a bespoke bodywork and was derived from the now deceased Pontiac Solstice, but comes with a minor twist: it’s got a GM-sourced 6.2-liter V8 LS3 E-Rod engine that produces a whopping 440 horsepower at 6,200 rpm 432 lb/ft of torque and mated to a manual six-speed transmission. Optional engine upgrades, depending on how extensive you’d want it, can allow the car to receive as much as 650 horsepower. That’s super car territory, in case you didn’t know.

Other mechanical details featured on the Tauro V8 Spider include a limited slip differential, independent suspension on both axles with double wishbones, monotube shocks and springs, ventilated disc brakes with piston calipers, and an optional GM automatic paddle-shift transmission.

Only 30 units are expected to be produced for the time being, with each model - customized to a specific customer’s needs and wants - coming in with an estimated price tag of €100,000, or $126,699 at the current exchange rates.

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Source: Motorpasion

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  (474) posted on 08.22.2012

Wow, Spain has this Spider. They got the biggest one. I like it.

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

It’s undeniably that Spain is considered as one of the best when it comes to making supercars. I think this is the one that could save their economy.

  (6) posted on 07.21.2012

Best looking car ever. From Spain ever. Wait, the GTA Spano... 2nd best looking car ever to come from Spain. Not the most important trophy in the closet

DKsan  (32) posted on 06.23.2012

good,but I do think that 440bhp is a bit less for car with a 6.2l I right?

DKsan  (14) posted on 06.22.2012

Only Spain... Would think to make a Pontiac Solstice cool.

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