- Apr 6, 2009
GTA Concept supercar finishing testing, launching next month
Between Ferrari and upcoming new projects from McLaren, there is no shortage of supercars developed by F1 teams. But now, even some Formula 3 teams want to get in on the action, as evidenced by the new GTA Concept. The mid-engined supercar on which we initially reported a little over a year ago is the brainchild of Spanish racing outfit GTA, and while we hadn't heard much out of them for a while now, the car now reportedly finished its testing regimen in preparation for its official launch by the end of this month.
In anticipation, GTA has released some mouthwatering details on the supercar, whose official name will be revealed along with the car itself at an unveiling event in a few weeks. A mid-mounted V10 provides a quoted 780 horsepower and 678 lb-ft of torque, with power rolling through a seven-speed sequential gearbox with optional paddle shifters. All that juice is said to be enough to propel the supercar to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than three seconds, en route to a top speed in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph). Custom wheels measuring 255/35-19 at the front and 335/35-20 at the rear are to be shod shod with Pirelli Pzero tires, beneath which figures to be a set of 380mm carbon-ceramic ventilated discs with six-piston AP Racing calipers and ABS modulation.
GTA says it will only produce 99 examples of the titanium, carbon-fiber and Kevlar supercar, and it says that the advanced design yielded five international patents, including one for the tinting glass roof panel. We'll keep an eye out for the vehicle's debut, so watch this space. In the meantime, we've added a pair of shots of the GTA undergoing testing to the gallery of renderings below, so check 'em out along with the details in the press release after the jump.
GTA CONCEPT, READY FOR ITS OFFICIAL LAUNCH
The GTA Concept, the supersportcar manufactured by the Spanish company GTA Motor, has realized its last tests on track for its official launch in the last days of April, date on which it´s definitive name will be revealed.
A limited edition of 99 units of this car will be produced. Designed by the engineer director of GTA Motor, the valencian Sento Pallardó, it is characterized for the exclusivity of its look and its high perfomance.
The several tests realized until now have been a success. This supersport car will have a great performance, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in under 3 seconds and a top speed of over 350 km/h, numbers that show its potential.
The experience in competition has been a key ingredient for the development of this car, that has five world patents. The chassis has been created combinating Kevlar, and carbon fibers as well as titanium. The engine is a V10 mounted in a longitudinal rear position and has 780 horsepower and 920 nm of torque. The car has a seven speed sequential- manual geabox, with the option of automatic system with paddle shift in the steering wheel.
The suspension has a double wishbone configuration with multiregulation shock absorbers to choose the ride hardness and the possibility to raise the bodywork.
The tires are the latest Pirelli Pzero wich measure 255/35 on a 19 wheel at the front and 335/35 on a 20 wheel at the rear. The wheels are manufactured exclusivity for this car.
The braking system contains ABS with 380mm diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brake system and 6 piston callipers manufactured by AP Racing. The glass panoramic roof gives it an open air feeling while being sporty and elegant. The roof has a patented system of interior lighting and liquid crystal shading.
The Project, directed by Domimngo Ochoa the GTA team manager, began three years ago and has reached distribution agreements with the most relevant dealers in the world. After the proyect was published one year ago the GTA Concept is now a reality.
Domingo Ochoa: "We published the proyect for everyone one year ago, after developing it technically and logistically for two years before hand. Now, after a hard and exhaustive job, we are going to show the results. We are convinced that it will be a car that will set a precedent in the international automobile scene. We are very proud and everyone will enjoy our dream that will come true very soon".