2009 GTA Spano review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 1 May 2009 , 14:05:39 byDan

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GTA Spano

GTA Motors developed the Spano. The model is powered by an 8.3-liter V10 engine capable of delivering 780 horsepower and 840 horsepower in the bio-ethanol version. The output is being sent to the wheels through a manual sequence gearbox, automatic sequential with paddle shift or manual in H. The use of new technologies in several components led to a more ecological product than other, similar products presently in the market. GTA intends to convert this pioneering automobile industry in Spain. Quality and elegance are the main characteristics of the GTA interior design which is also fully equipped. The model is capable of speeding from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 350 km/h.

Main features

Amazing design
Development of several world patents
Chassis made out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar
The only car in the world, built from materials based on aeronautical technology
The fastest and most powerful automobile built in Spain for commercial purposes
Glass roof with its exclusive lighting and opaqueness system
V10 Engine, 8,3 litres and 780 hp, and 840 hp in the bioethanol version (optional)
Fully equipped
Manual sequence gearbox, automatic sequential with paddle shift or manual in H
Exclusively guaranteed with only 99 models manufactured

Project

After 15 years of top automobile motorsport, five years ago GTA Motor decided to go one step forward and make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true; build a super sports car that combines all the automobile technology with perfect, sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity.

So, Ochoa, with more that 30 year´s experience in the automobile sector, Ochoa set the basis to accomplish his project, a leading Spanish super sport car in an attempt to combine the select and reduced club of handicraft constructors.

The technological experience and the development of applied innovations, became the basic factor of this project, and contributed revolutionary technical solutions in the automobile sector.

The use of new technologies in several components led to a more ecological product than other, similar products presently in the market. GTA intends to convert this technological transfer into a launching point for a new
pioneeering automobile industry in Spain.

Designed by GTA Motor´s engineering director, Valencian-born Sento Pallardó, the GTA Spano boasts the most advanced technology, innovative aesthetics, studied aerodynamics and a good number of solutions for the future, all of wich are capable of competing with international prestigious brands in terms of image and performance.

As a sign of its exclusivity, only 99 models of this extraordinay super sport car will be built to order and several world patents have been obtained. Indeed it is a car that is the beginning of an industry wich leads to job creation and also to the transfer of the resulting technology to other sectors of society.

Equipment

Quality and elegance are the main characteristics of the GTA interior design which is also fully equipped.

• Sport seats
• Electronically regulating seats, with a heating and refrigeration system
• Leather trimmings with GTA anagrams
• ABS
• Wheel driving Control
• An active suspension control system wich electronically self regulates and programmes the heigh of the suspension
• Electronic system powerful control
• Exclusive digital dashboard
• Xenon
• Navigator
• CD charger with MP3
• iPod Connection
• Bluetooh
• Electronically regulating windows
• Air conditioning
• 19" wheels at the front and 20" at the rear
• Exclusively designed 255/35 tyres at the front and 335/30 at the rear
• Carbon ceramic manufactured AP Racing brakes system with 6 piston callipers
• Self-regulation rear wing
• LED Technology
• Electrically regulated of exterior rear view
• Steering wheel with three carbon-made spokes
• Central locking
• Electrical handbrake
• Glass roof with patented lighting and opaqueness system
• Electrical sun visor
• Angular camera for parking manoeuvres
• Laminated windscreen and non-frost glass
• Anti theft alarm and GPSlocation system
• Central locking with distance control
• Remote-controlled boot opening
• Reverse boot opening trunk to make placing luggage inside easier
• Exclusively designed suitcases with GTA anagrams

Chasis and dinamyc performance

The chassis has been one of aspects on wich special emphasis has been places while constructing Spano. The most state of the art technologies has beeen applied to the automobile world, thus achieving Spano to be the first car in the wold with aeronautical components, which makes it a reference in the automobile scene.

The chassis has been built completely out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar, whose a rigidity is four times greater than that of many of the presently commercialised super cars, which offers the best safety level. With this technology, the weight of the monocasc is only 56 kg, while the total weigh is 1350 kg, with all the liquids and the most convenient equipment on board.

Aerodynamics is another of the most important factors to be taken into account when designing GTA. With a CX of 0,35 and a CL of 2,35 with the set rear wing,GTA is one of the best available in this section.

Thanks to its especial chassis outline and the materials used, GTA has a large traction capacity and is easy to drive, which is unlike what one might think of a car whose power is close to 800 hp. In this case, it offers a turn ratio of 10,8 meters to assist driving which makes very impressive manoeuvrability.

To bring this huge potential to a standstill, GTA´s braking system includes 380 mm diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes and 6 piston callipers supllied by AP Racing, with pneumatic assistance and ABS. GTA Spano also has a sophisticated traction control system.

The tyres are manufactured exclusively for this car by Pirelli: 255/35 on a 19" front wheel and 330/35 on a 20" rear wheel .

Spano also offers an electronic, programmable self-regulating absorption assistance, whic is capable of raising the car by up to 8 cm, to avoid irritating potholes and the regular speed bumps on roads. It also has a twin trapezium suspension, which enables all kinds of regulations.

Distribuition

GTA has come to distribuition agreements with the most important companies in the world automobile scene. GTA has dealers in countries such as China, United Arab Emirates, USA, Russia, Germany and Italy. Nowadays, pre-agreements in another countries exist with a view to increasing and consolidating the distribution chain.

GTA´s maintenance and after-sales service exclusivity are defined by firms with ample experience wich fulfil all the requirements expected by GTA. In short it has sought the maximum quality in all the brand´s actions with no discrimination per geographical area.

Partners

GTA has come to distribuition agreements with the most important companies in the world automobile scene. GTA has dealers in countries such as China, United Arab Emirates, USA, Russia, Germany and Italy. Nowadays, pre- agreements in another countries exist with a view to increasing and consolidating the distribution chain.

GTA´s maintenance and after-sales service exclusivity are defined by firms with ample experience wich fulfil all the requirements expected by GTA. In short it has sought the maximum quality in all the brand´s actions with no discrimination per geographical area.

Technical data

ENGINE
Position: Central rear longitudinal
Number of cylinders:. GTA supercharged V10
Cylinder capacity:8.300 cm3
Feed: fuel
Maximun powerful:hp/rpm: 780/6300 840/6250 (Bioetanol)
Torque (nw): 920

CHASIS AND BODYWORK
Structural monocoque used carbon fibre,honeycomb,Kevlar and titanium
Carbon fibre bodywork
Official weight: 1350
Fuel tank (litres):120
Boot: 100 (front) 200 (rear)

DIMENSIONS
Length/Width/Height/Gauge (metres):4,65/1,98/1,20/2,8

TRANSMISSION
Traction: Rear wheel driving
Gearbox: manual sequential with 7 speed, automatically sequential with
paddle shift or manual in H,

SUSPENSION
Double wishbone configuration
Regulating geometrical system
Electronically regulated wing
Wheels: 19 x10 front/20x 13 rear
Tyres; 255/35 ZR19 and 330/35 ZR20
Electronic shock absorber with height regulation
Vehicle height regulation

BRAKES
Carbon-ceramic brake system
Forced ventilation system
6 piston callipers AP Racing
ABS system

AERODYNAMICS
Wind Tunnel Developer ¼ scale model
Floor with lower Venturi tunnels
Maximum stability with minimum cx

PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed of more than 350 Km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2,9 seconds