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  GTA Spano

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Country of origin:Spain
Produced from:2009 - 2014
Successor:GTA Spano
Source:Company press release
Last updated:May 04, 2009
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Click here to download printer friendly versionFollowing the example of the large automobile industry companies, an animal figure was chosen as the GTA symbol, in this case the wolf being a symbol of light which represents the qualities of strength and courage. Besides, this animal happens to be the symbol of the coat of arms of the founder's and company owner's surname, Domingo Ochoa. Of aquitano origin, the surname Ochoa comes from Otxoa, and from the word Otsoa, meaning wolf. The logotype also depicts a red and white chequeres flag, these being the distinguishing marks of GTA Motor with more than 15 years'motorsport competition behind it.

With the Spano's construction, GTA Motor intented to go down in history in Spain and around the world, by following with the legend of sports cars manufactured by other Spanish mythical makes. Nowadays they are considered masterpieces, and are very much appreciated by collectors and at times, are of an incalculable value. Spano was born as the fastest and most powerful automobile ever built in Spain for commercial purposes. In short, it is the car that will mark an era.

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 pioneering 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 extraordinary 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.

GTA Motor's design department , directed by Sento Pallardó, has strived to create an unique automobile that does not resemble other cars in any way. In this way, a preliminary design has been evolving until the present-day, which has succeeded in combining sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity in a single concept. In other words, a very different style to that which currently exists in the international automobile scene.

One of Spano's main distinguishing characteristics lies in its lateral view, where the doors fit perfectly into the air intakes, wich apart from performing an aerodynamic function, refrigerate elements such as oil coolers, power-assisted steering and brakes, among others. Its design is original, never seen to date, this being yet another distinguishing mark of Concept. As in all true sports cars, the doors have not doorframes.

Access to the interior is accomplished by pressing the GTA logotype, rendering it, a more elegant design without the traditional handles.

In its frontal view affords it with a strong personality along with its two large lateral air intakes and its convex bonnet, completed with an aerodynamic streamlining zone to facilitate the air flow, providing it with an athletic look.

At the rear, the design department has attempted to create the best way to channel the air that flows under the car. The resulting effect is a rear design with plenty of character, marked by the use of glass, wich has small openings that perform a refrigeration function for the engine. The wing fits perfectly into the design with under air channelling, while the two air intakes and the twin exhaust system emphasize the vehicle's sport character. There is a rear barrel to channel air and to improve the aerodynamic load.

The design for the wing mirrors has been a framework with carbon fibre finished with a wing-like airm, built in aeronautical mechanized aluminium.

The large glazed surface, affords the vehicle a strong quality, which is another of its distinguishing traits. The vehicle has a patented system of interior lighting and liquid crystal shading and the degree if light required inside may be regulated. Its completely novel sun visors are set into the glass and boast the same technology.

The electrically operated windows have been made according to the latest technology, in such a way that the tracks are maintenance free and work problem free at various temperature.

The wheels, in 19" at the front and 20" at the rear, are characterized by their angular shape. They have been designed specifically for this model. Their design is exclusive for this car with offers a continuousness effect, with the chassis. There is a flat exterior part that performs an aerodynamical function, offering greater resistance and involving less weight.

GTA has developed a special engine for this car, and has opted for a V10, 8,3 litre engine placed in a longitudinal rear position. It has 780 horsepower and 920 Nw torque. As an extra option, the Concept is also available in a Bioethanol version, which increases the power to 840 hp.

The GTA technicians have worked hard to enhance the compressor, so that GTA achieves amazing performances, at a top speed of over 350 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in under three seconds. These figures place it directly among the five fastest cars commercialized in the world. The precision of the engine's control unit helps the engine to offer and increase in power progressively under all circumstances.

Spano also has an electronic power control system, provided according to customer's wishes, which regulates power from a minimum of 450 cv to the maximum power.

The gearbox is available in three options, all of wich have seven gears: automatically sequential or automatically sequential with a paddle shift steering wheel or manual in H.

The chassis has been one of aspects on which special emphasis has been places while constructing Spano. The most state of the art technologies has been applied to the automobile world, thus achieving Spano to be the first car in the world 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 commercialized super cars, which offers the best safety level. With this technology, the weight of the monocoque 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 maneuverability

To bring this huge potential to a standstill, GTA's braking system includes 380 mm diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes and 6 piston calipers supplied 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, which 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.

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