• Feb 25th 2008 at 10:26AM
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Traditionally it's been the top formula racing teams that have made the jump to roadgoing supercars – names like Ferrari and McLaren come to mind – but a Formula 3 team based in Spain wants part of the action, and has revealed details and computer renderings of its own supercar.

Being developed by Spanish racing team GTA, the concept doesn't have a name yet and currently only exists on paper. The plans, however, call for a mid-mounted V10 pumping some 700 hp through a six-speed sequential transmission and cradled in a chassis built from carbon fiber and titanium, all with a targeted top speed of 340km/h (211mph). GTA hopes to build 99 units per year – we guess they took a page out of the Ferrari playbook by building one less than they thought the market could sustain – and has already taken eight orders at €600,000 apiece. A firm delivery date has not yet been set, but track testing will begin in August. We'll be watching to see how the project progresses.

[Source: GTA Motor and El Mundo via Motorpasion]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      There is no crisis or recession (80's, 90's) for the multimillionaires. €600.000? Veyron, Ascari, Pagani or Koenisegg are over €1.000.000 and there is a long list of buyers waiting for them.

      The first spanish supercar looks very, very well. I like this exotic design.

      Congratulations, GTA!
      • 7 Years Ago
      so thats what an entirely unoriginal distillation of f430 and veyron looks like. Color me unimpressed with design aping.
        • 7 Years Ago
        and the side slits make it look like a really chubby Saleen S7.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i see Audi R8 in there too. Add me to the "unimpressed by the design" list.
      • 7 Years Ago
      J.Crew... my sentiments exactly. We're becoming jaded by these 'exotics'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exactly, it seems almost common that another company is announcing a "supercar" project. I can't see this lasting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wasn't there a stillborn VW "W12" concept that looked almost exactly like this car's roofline treatment?

      I don't envy supercar designers, though. It is very hard to get the proportions and the details right.

      Without them, the car looks like an attempt.

      WITH the proper details and proportions, though, supercars can look like works of art, but that isn't easy, and usually gets destroyed by a committee, unless one or two men that have vision, also have control.

      • 7 Years Ago
      You know things are heading the wrong way when every little race team and car company is thinking about making their own "supercar". Isn't this what happened in the 1980's before the last recession?

      On a side note - the car is good looking with a clean design.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I believe it is a photoshop of the W12 VW Nardo concept!
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