• May 14, 2009

GTA Spano – Click above for a high-res image gallery

We're spoiled, us supercar fans. With so many awesome road-munching beasts on the market, we've grown jaded. Which may go some ways towards explaining the general reaction to the GTA Spano. Here's an accomplished racing team unveiling an 840-horsepower, mid-engined V10 supercar and all anyone could say was "ho-hum, another cookie-cutter supercar from a new upstart."

Admittedly, the apathy was mostly centered on the Spano's styling, for which the initial batch of photos didn't do any favors. But a machine as promising as the GTA Spano at least deserves a second glance, and we're glad the good folks over at CarAdvice.com.au got a chance to give us exactly that. (A little jealous, mind you, but glad nonetheless.)

These real-world photos reveal the unique lines in the Spano's design, especially the arc that swirls around the greenhouse and melds into the rear spoiler, giving the Spano a fluid yet aggressive shape. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself in the high-res gallery below.

As if to compound our jealousy, our friends down under also got to spend some time behind the wheel. But though that's on embargo until September when the production-spec model hits the market, they've given us a little teaser video, which we've included after the jump. Oh, and one more thing: Spano also says they're working on a supercharged version, which promises to boost the Dodge Viper-sourced V10 to stratospheric levels of output. The future's looking bright.




[Source: CarAdvice.com.au]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay! Yet another very low-volume supercar with insane performance, questionable and derivative aesthetics, most likely also of questionable quality. Utterly pointless...Don't these people get it? Most people with lots of money to spend on fast toys want everyone to know what it is they bought, and there are plenty of very good supercars on the market already backed up by at least some semblance of a dealer network and a factory warranty form a manufacturer that has been around for a few decades and will probably still be around in the next three years...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't help but feel as if these independent supercar companies are really just ponzi schemes, as if they need your money to build the next car that has already been sold. I guess with the current state of the US auto industry, that's really not too bad a business model after all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A bit of Carrera GT at the back perhaps?
      • 5 Years Ago
      it looks pretty good
      • 5 Years Ago
      All the styling seems very derivative, save for the sweeping character line from the front fender to the rear intake. A nice package all in all, but so is the Ascari, which looks very similar. Call me crazy, but I'd rather drive a car built by some Brits in a shed than a handfull of Spaniards that haven't done anything like this before. But hey, well done on finally cranking out a competitive ~100hp/L from that Viper engine. Too bad we can't do it ourselves.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PURE SEX
      • 5 Years Ago
      The complete high-res gallery on my website:

      http://www.ozcarsightings.com/gtaspano.php
      Andy
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow what a car....Am I going crazy but is this car amazing cause my bro says it sucks
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm. Looks like a 300z with a body kit? I wonder what next random country will reveal the next super can. I think it will be "El Salvador".

      You decide!

      http://www.randomcountry.com/random.php
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice, rip off the Gallardo much?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a good looking car, but it just reminds me of something you might see in a video game that doesn't have liscensing to use real cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it's a pretty car.

      A touch of Gallardo, some Gupert , Ferrari and Lotus for good measure.

      840 HP Mid V10 is always nice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        and it's a viper engine... Long live VIPER
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