Spanish-built car has £500,000 price tag and 2.9sec 0-62mph time
1 May 2009

This is the GTA Spano, a new 217mph supercar.

The Spano is powered by a mid-mounted 780bhp 8.3-litre V10 engine and will cost around £500,000. This delivers 679lb ft of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed sequential manual gearbox and allows the car to reach 62mph in 2.9 seconds from a stand still. The chassis is made from ultra-light carbonfibre and titanium, giving a kerb weight of just 1400kg.

The entire car, including the engine, has been self-developed by Valencia-based GTA Motors. Standout features include the double-hinged lid on the front luggage space, whole a button disguised as a GTA emblem replaces the door handles.

The exterior design has been sculpted for aerodynamic performance and features doors that are mounted into a large arc that also forms the cooling air inlets.

GTA says it already has 15 orders for the car, the first of which is going to China. It is not known if any will be coming to the UK.

GTA is only producing a limited run of 99 vehicles and expects to complete around 20 cars per year.

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