The Spanish automaker GTA has returned to the Geneva Motor Show, this time with a production version of the company's Spano supercar. The coupe boasts a laundry list of exotic materials on hand, including a unibody shell constructed of titanium, kevlar and carbon fiber. All told, the package tips the scales at a scant 2,970 pounds.

A total of 840 horsepower comes courtesy of an 8.3-liter V10, all of which is dumped on the rear tires through a seven-speed transmission. According to GTA, the Spano can hit 62 mph from a dead standstill in just 2.9 seconds. If you're keeping track, that's faster than the just-unveiled Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

As impressive as the go specs are, the vehicle has some stout stop-ware to match. AP supplied a set of front discs that are nearly 15 inches in diameter squeezed by mighty six-piston calipers. Too cool.

Of course, you'll pay for the privilege of being faster than the new Prancing Horse. No list price has been announced just yet, but with the stack of wild materials and heady horsepower on hand, you can bet your last penny this thing won't come cheap. GTA expects to deliver the first models by late 2012.


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      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks a lot better than concepts before it. Unfortunately according from the speculations that I read, this car will probably be more expensive than the Berlinetta.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      What Saab should have done, oh wait, they hired hack-Jason instead.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Every car I listed, he was the lead designer behind them all. 1. The bat wings that have been used on the Mantide, the upcoming Tuatara and PheoniX are for aero reasons. 2. Again for aero, and also for lightness. 3. You're not sure if it's buildable because of how thick the doors are? Are you referring to where the cabin area sits compared to the rest of the car? Because I can point you to 2 manufacturers who have built cars with this same recipe. There's Gumpert with the Apollo, then there's Pagani with the Zonda and the Huarya. There's also the close cockpit LMPs in LMS and ALMS, along with the Grand Am Daytona Prototypes. 4. Never talked about the Mantide. But being a fan of Jason, I'm actually a fan of that car because of how different it looks to everything out there. The Saab PheoniX carries a lot of influence from the Mantide. Plus, it's based on the ZR-1, which makes it even cooler in my book.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Jason Castriota is a hack? So I guess the Maserati Birdcage, Maserati Gran Turismo, Ferrari P4/5, Saab PheoniX, and SSC Tuatara are bad looking cars?
          lorenzo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Well, I am not so sure he had that much to do with the Birdcage or the GT, sure he was on the team but I dont think he was the lead. The P4 - well taste is subjective but I always felt the rear air inteke on the rear hips just ruined that design. I think it makes the whole form look "bent". The only 3 cars I believe he is truly responsible for seem to rely on the same tricks - tricks that I happen to not like very much the way he executes them. 1) those Bat Wings he keeps using that originally came from the Alfa BAT 2) that darn Benday dot pattern he uses to death both of those things are found on the: 1) Saab PheoniX (seem out of place on a Saab to me) 2) SSC (not sure that thing is buildable with the doors so thick, and the rear - ugg) 3) Mantide (what a mess) And, what is up with such a short stint at Stile Bertone? Did he not get along with everyone? Or did they realize he was/is a 2 trick wonder? Ok, maybe hack is a little harsh, but I really dont see anything special from him except hype.
      Dennis Clouser
      • 3 Years Ago
      What we're seeing in Geneva is what you can expect if Obama has his way. Just like the Europeans, the elite will have their extreme super cars, while the masses drive little B class cars or take public transportation. You see many affordable pony cars in the EU?
        citidriver
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Clouser
        I don't see how politics has anything to do with this but since you mention it... There are a lot more people in America who can afford cars like this as a result of little Bush having his way. Unfortunately, these companies don't sell here due to market conditions, regulations, etc. Also, "the elite" aren't necessarily "the rich" and vise versa. By the way, this is the most interesting exterior design so far that I have seen from this show. The red Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido is also a beautiful four seater imo.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wild design, but I think the Lamborghini Aventador J roadster stole the show.
      re037
      • 3 Years Ago
      "steals the show?" not really autoblog
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @re037
        Yea, just like the Kia Trackster is "Show Stopping" http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/14/how-kia-built-its-show-stopping-trackster-concept/
      Moreno636
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who buys these things??
      k_m94
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh. It could have all the power in the world, but it's still generic, not stealing the show at all. GTA probably stands for one of the generic supercars you get in Grand Theft Auto. The Aventador J...no contest.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok, seriously. Who thought that would be a good (or applicable) headline for this vehicle? Every racing game ever made with non-licensed cars just called. They want their generic supercar back...
      Jamie Goldstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ferrari F430 in the front, Bugatti Veyron on the side, and Gumpert Apollo out back. Overall, pretty awful.
      Walt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice from the front, OK from the side, tragic from the rear.
      Oscar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Refreshing and well balanced design. Bugati should've come up with this design. The door lines are reminicent of the Royale's. Not to mention I never found the Veyron pretty.
      Keenan Sullivan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh Spain. Ohhhh Spain..... Stick with soccer :D I'm kidding, I'll give this car a chance
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