- Jul 8, 2007
Shark Attack: Spada Codatronca details emerge
Did you think the Castagna Aznom was an odd little duckling? Then you've clearly forgotten about the Codatronca, the likewise Corvette-based Italian coachbuilt limited-edition supercar, initial details of which we brought you several months ago. SpadaConcept, the Italian design studio that cooked up the concept, has now released more details on the distinctive tailfinned sportscar.
For all you technophiles out there, we've got all the dimensions and specifications. Based on the Corvette C6, the Spada Codatronca places the engine in a front-mid layout, driving through the rear wheels. Starting with the aluminum LS7 7-liter OHV V8, Spada fits twin Rotrex superchargers, dual intercoolers, an eight-quart dry-sump lubrication system, titanium valves and connecting rods, sequential fuel injection and a boosted compression ratio of 11:1. All that nets an impressive 600 hp at 6,300 rpm and 790 Nm of torque at 4,600. The power is channeled through the rear wheels via a short-throw 6-speed manual.
(Details continue to astonish after the jump.)
The lightweight aluminum spaceframe, fitted with a magnesium roof and composite engine cradle, shaves weight down to 1400 kg. The wheelbase measures 2686 mm, front and rear tracks at 1607 and 1580mm respectively, and an overall length of 4759 mm, width of 1960 mm and height of 1240 mm. The short/long arm double-wishbone suspension features cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf springs, adjustable shocks absorber, and front and rear anti-roll bars. Steering is power-assisted and speed-sensitive with a magnetic variable-effort rack-and-pinion setup, while stopping power is provided by 14-inch front and 13.4-inch rear vented and cross-drilled discs with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers with ABS, surrounded by monster 20-inch rims all around.
The "base" Codatronca TS has a claimed top speed of 330 km/h and 0-100 km/h (62mph) time of 3.2 seconds. A lighter-weight (1380kg) and more powerful (700hp) TSV track version will also be offered, with a top speed of 355 km/h and a mind-boggling 2.7 second 0-100 km/h time. Like the styling or not, those are some blisteringly fast performance figures.