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(from GTA Motor Press
Release) GTA Spano “A date with history”
“There was a time without time, where the moon shone high in the
sky. One night, absent-mindedly, she approached the Earth and got
caught in the branches of a tree.
From the Darkness, a wolf appeared, projecting its Majestic shadow
on to the hill. Howls and moonlight were witnesses of their loving
relationship. But all stories come to an end, and the wolf returned
to the wood while the Moon climbed back up into the sky”.
As legend has it on this magical night, the wolf caught the shining
of the moon in its eyes, and the moon stole the wolf´s shadow to
dress itself as night. Since that time, the wolf howls at the Moon
for it to return its shadow.”
Following the example of the large automobile industry companies, an
animal figure was chosen as the GTA symbol, in this case the wolf as
a symbol of light which represents strength and courage. Besides,
this animal happens to be the symbol of the coat of arms of the
founder´s and company owner´s surname, Domingo Ochoa. Of the
so-called “aquitano” origin, the surname Ochoa comes from Otxoa, and
from the word Otsoa, meaning wolf. The logotype also depicts a red
and white checked flag, these being the distinguishing marks of GTA
Motor that has more than 15 years´ motorsport competition behind it.
Having constructed Spano, GTA Motor intended to go down in history,
in both Spain and the world, by following with the legend of sports
cars manufactured by other Spanish mythical makes. Nowadays they are
considered masterpieces, and are greatly appreciated by collectors
and are, at times, of incalculable value. Spano was born as the
fastest and most powerful automobile ever built in Spain for
commercial purposes. In short, it is the car that will mark an era.
. Amazing design
.Glass roof with its exclusive lighting and opaqueness system
. Several world patents
. Chassis made out of carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar
. Built from materials based on aeronautical technology
. The fastest and most powerful automobile built in Spain for
.V10 Engine, 8.3 litres and 820 HP.Fully equipped
.Automatic sequential 7 speed with paddle shift or manual
..Exclusively guaranteed with only 99 models manufactured
After 15 years of top
automobile motorsport, five years ago GTA Motor decided to go one
step forward and make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true;
build a supersports car that combines all the automobile technology
with perfect sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity.
So with more than 30 year´s experience in the automobile sector,
Ochoa set the basis to accomplish his project, a leading Spanish
supersports car in an attempt to combine the select and reduced club
of handcrafted constructors.
The technological experience and the development of applied
innovations became the basic factor behind this project, and
contributed revolutionary technical solutions in the automobile
sector. GTA intends to convert this technological transfer into a
launching point for a new pioneering automobile industry in Spain.
Designed by GTA Motor´s engineering director, Valencian-born Sento
Pallardó, GTA Spano boasts the most advanced technology, innovative
aesthetics, researched aerodynamics and a good number of solutions
for the future, all of which are capable of competing with
international prestigious brands in terms of both image and
As a sign of its exclusivity, only 99 models of this extraordinary
supersports car will be built to order and several world patents
have been obtained. Indeed it is a car that is the beginning of an
industry which leads to job creation and to also transfer the
resulting technology to other sectors of society.
GTA Motor´s design
department, directed by Sento Pallardó, has strived to create a
unique automobile that resembles no other car in any way. In this
way, a preliminary design has evolved until the present-day, which
has succeeded in combining sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity
in a single concept. In other words, a very different style to that
which currently exists on the international automobile scene.
One of Spano´s main distinguishing features lies in its lateral
view, where doors fit perfectly into air intakes which, apart from
performing an aerodynamic function, refrigerate elements such as oil
coolers, power-assisted steering and brakes, among others. Its
design is original and unprecedented, which is yet another
distinguishing mark of Concept. As in all true sportscars, the doors
have not doorframes.
Access to the interior is accomplished by pressing the GTA logotype,
rendering it a more elegant design without traditional handles.
Its frontal view affords it with a strong personality along with its
two large lateral air intakes and its convex bonnet, completed with
an aerodynamic streamlining zone to facilitate the air flow, thus
providing it an athletic look.
At the rear, the design department has attempted to create the best
way to channel the air that flows under the car. The resulting
effect is a rear design with plenty of character, marked by the use
of glass with its small openings that perform a refrigeration
function for the engine. The wing fits perfectly into the design
with under air channelling, while the two air intakes and the twin
exhaust system emphasise the vehicle´s sport character. There is a
rear barrel to channel air and to improve the aerodynamic load.
The wing mirrors have been designed as a framework with a carbon
fibre finish and a wing-like arm, built in aeronautical mechanised
The large glazed surface affords the vehicle a strong quality,
another of its distinguishing features. The vehicle has a patented
interior lighting and liquid crystal shading system, and the degree
of light required inside may be regulated. Its completely novel sun
visors are set into the glass and boast the same technology.
Its electrically-operated windows have been made according to
state-of-the-art technology, in such a way that tracks are
maintenance-free and work-problem free at various temperatures.
The wheels, 19” at the front and 20” at the rear, are characterised
by their angular shape. They have been designed specifically and
exclusively for this car model, with offers a continuousness effect
with the chassis. There is a flat exterior part that perfoms an
aerodynamic function, offering greater resistance and involving less
The interior design has
been achieved with high-quality materials such as leather and carbon
fibre. There is ample space; indeed a person over 2 meters high can
be comfortably seated inside. Its panoramic glass roof enhances the
sense of spaciousness and also improves luminosity inside.
The dashboard has been designed to transmit the car’s values;
although it has a sporting look, it is also elegant to give an
impression of luxury and comfort.
The prevalent feature of the instrument panel is an LCD screen,
which can be personalised according to the customer´s requirements
and provides the driver with all the necessary information. It
includes every button required to adjust the high front bodywork,
the rear wing and also the glass roof opacity system.
The steering wheel is made out of carbon fibre and leather, another
typical sporting feature of this vehicle. A joystick is located
behind the steering wheel to operate lights, wipers and indicators.
Its Recaro seats, made totally out of leather, are another feature
of its sport design and are perfectly held. They display the brand´s
anagrams, thus affording the vehicle more exclusivity. The seats
also have an electrical adjustment system with heating and
One of Spano´s innovations is that there is no central rear-view
mirror; instead there is a rear camera that projects onto the LCD
screen and is aptly located on the dashboard. It also has a
wide-angle camera to facilitate parking manoeuvres which
automatically connects after activating the rear gear. Interior
lights also use LED technology.
The dashboard has a large state-of-the-art 7” LCD screen with
several functions such as navigation, radio with MP3 CD, an iPod
port and Bluetooth for mobile phones.
GTA has two boots; a 100-litre front one and a 200-litre rear one;
which are not inconsiderable for a vehicle of such characteristics.
The front boot has a reverse opening system to make the task of
loading luggage easier.
There are also two glove compartments, one located in the central
compartment and the other on the front passenger’s side. It is
possible to refrigerate them and they also include a drinks holder.
Spano has also incorporated practical compartments into both doors.
The interior colour range varies according to the customer´s
Quality and elegance are
the main characteristics of the GTA interior design, which is also
• Sport seats
• Electronically-regulating seats, with a heating and
• Leather trimmings with GTA anagrams
• Wheel-driving control
• An active suspension control system that programmes the height
• Electronic system with powerful control
• Exclusive digital dashboard
• CD charger with MP3
• iPod Connection
• Electronically-regulating windows
• Air conditioning
• 19” wheels at the front and 20” at the rear
• Exclusively designed 255/35 tyres at the front and 335/30 at
• Carbon ceramic manufactured AP Racing brakes system with 6
• Self-regulation rear wing
• LED Technology
• Electrically-regulated exterior rear view
• Steering wheel with three carbon-made spokes
• Central locking
• Electrical handbrake
• Glass roof with patented lighting and opaqueness system
• Electrical sun visors
• Angular camera for parking manoeuvres
• Laminated windscreen and non-frost glass
• Anti-theft alarm and GPS location system
• Central locking with distance control
• Remote-controlled boot opening
• Reverse boot-opening trunk that makes placing luggage inside
• Exclusively designed suitcases with personalised GTA anagrams
GTA has developed a
special engine for this car, and has opted for a V10, 8.3 litre
engine placed in a longitudinal rear position. It has 820 HP and 960
GTA’s technicians have worked hard to enhance the compressor so that
GTA achieves amazing performances at a top speed of over 350 km/h
with acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h in under three seconds. These
figures place it directly among the five fastest cars commercialised
in the world. The precision of the engine´s control unit helps the
engine to offer and increase in power progressively under all
Spano also has an electronic power control system, supplied
according to the customer´s wishes, which regulates power from a
minimum of 450 cv to maximum power.
The gearbox is available in two options, all of which have seven
gears: automatically sequential 7 speed with a paddle shift steering
wheel or manual sequential.
Chassis and dynamic performance
The chassis has been one
of aspects on which special emphasis has been placed during the
construction of Spano. The most state-of-the-art technologies have
been applied to the automobile world, thus making Spano not only one
of the few cars in the world with aeronautical components, but also
a reference on the automobile scene.
The chassis has been built completely out of carbon fibre, titanium
and Kevlar, whose rigidity is four times greater than that of
today’s presently commercialised supersport cars, which offers the
best level of safety. With this technology, the weight of the
monocoque is only 56 kg, while total weight is 1350 kg, with all the
liquids and the most convenient equipment on board.
Thanks to its special chassis outline and the materials used, GTA
has great traction capacity and is easy to drive, unlike what one
might think of a car whose power is 820 hp. In this case, it offers
a turning circle of 10.8 meters to assist driving, with very
To bring this huge potential to a standstill, GTA´s braking system
includes 380 mm-diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brakes and
6-piston callipers supplied by AP Racing, with pneumatic assistance
and ABS. GTA Spano also has a sophisticated traction control system.
The tyres are manufactured exclusively for this car by Pirelli:
255/35 on a 19” front wheel and 335/30 on a 20” rear wheel. Spano
also offers self-adjusting shock absorbers which are capable of
raising the car by up to 8 cm to avoid potholes and regular speed
bumps on roads, and to facilitate access to garages. It also has
twin trapezium suspension, which enables all kinds of adjustments.
GTA has come to
distribution agreements with the most important companies on the
world automobile scene. GTA has previous agreements in countries
such as China, United Arab Emirates, USA, Russia, Germany, Italy,
and New Zealand. Nowadays, GTA Motor continues negotiating with
other countries to increase and consolidate its distribution chain.
GTA´s maintenance and after-sales service exclusivity are defined by
firms with ample experience which fulfil all the requirements
expected by GTA. In short, it has sought maximum quality in all the
brand´s actions with no discrimination per geographical area.
GTA Motor has a number
of partners and coworkers which participate in the undertaking of
its project, and directly apply their products and technologies, or
participate by directly contributing financially.
These partners enjoy a number of exceptional conditions to diffuse
their participation in the project, as well as a good number of
clear advantages when it comes to negotiating their conditions as
suppliers for the GTA project. GTA has contracts with different
Spanish, American and Italian companies, which provide GTA with
their know-how and the use of patents. This relationship improves
technological knowledge of all the company’s components, and the
collaborating parties could also benefit from this collaboration
relationship with GTA Motor.
Position: Central rear longitudinal
Number of cylinders: GTA supercharged V10
Displacement: 8,300 cm3
Maximum power: hp/rpm: 820/6300 Torque (nm): 960
CHASSIS AND BODYWORK
Structural monocoque made from titanium honeycomb, carbon fibre
Carbon fibre bodywork
Official weight: 1350 kg
Fuel tank capacity(litres):100
Boot (litres): 100 (front) 200 (rear)
Traction: Rear wheel driving
Gearbox: automatic sequential 7 speed with paddle shift or
Double wishbone configuration
Wheels: 19 x9,5 front/20x 12 rear
Tyres Pirelli P Zero; 255/35 ZR19 and 335/30 ZR20
Multi-self-adjusting shock absorbers
Electrical vehicle height adjustment
AP Racing Carbon-ceramic brake system
Forced ventilation system
A 6-piston calliper ABS system
Maximum Speed of more than 350 Km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds