Posted Feb 27th 2013 9:29AM
The Spania GTA Spano was first showed off in Valencia in 2009 with a 780-horsepower V10 from the then-Dodge Viper. Two years later it was at the Geneva Motor Show with evolved bodywork in carbon fibre, kevlar and aluminum, a roof that could be transparent or opaque at the press of a button, a 350 km/h (217-mile-per-hour) top speed, six-piston AP racing brakes and 330-series Pirelli PZero Rossos. A tank full of biofuel raised that horsepower number to 820, and it was said to do the standstill-to-60-mph (0-96 km/h) run in 2.9 seconds. There would be 99 made and deliveries would begin in 2012.
A production model appeared at last year's Geneva Motor Show with a few more changes and the same specs, deliveries still promised by the end of last year. This year Spania GTA is bringing an even more powerful version of its supercar that's still trying to notch up its first delivery (click the image above to enlarge), and while the company has remained mute on numbers, we've read anything from 900 hp to 1,200 hp coming from that 8.3-litre V10. That model could be called the Spano R, and it might be followed by a Spano Roadster.
For pricing and a top speed guesstimate, click through.
You can bet the R model will cost more than the 475,000-pound (570,000 euros, CAD$731,227) 'regular' model, and it should go faster than 350 km/h (217 mph) when you get a nice road and a clear horizon ahead. We'll catch it standing still when we get to Geneva next week.