2009 GTA Spano
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Five years ago GTA Motors decided to make director Domingo Ochoa´s dream come true and build a supercar that combines all the automobile technology with perfect, sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity. So, Ochoa, with more that 30 years experience in the automobile sector, set the foundation to accomplish his goals and become a leading Spanish supercar in an attempt to join the select and limited club of limited produdction models.
The technological experience and the development of applied innovations became the basic factor of this project and contributed new technical solutions. The use of new technologies in several components led to a more ecological product than other similar cars presently in the market. GTA intends to convert this technological transfer into a launching point for a new pioneeering automobile industry in Spain.
Designed by GTA Motor´s engineering director, Valencian-born Sento Pallardó, the GTA Spano boasts the most advanced technology, innovative aesthetics, studied aerodynamics and a good number of solutions for the future, all of wich are capable of competing with international prestigious brands in terms of image and performance.
As a sign of its exclusivity, only 99 models of this extraordinay super sport 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 wich leads to job creation and also to the transfer of the resulting technology to other sectors of society.
GTA Motor´s design department , directed by Sento Pallardó, has striven to create an unique automobile that does not resemble other cars in any way. A preliminary design has been evolving until now which has succeeded in combining sportsmanship, elegance and exclusivity in a single shape. In other words, a very different style than currently exists in the international automobile scene.
One of Spano´s main distinguishing characteristics lies in its lateral view, where the doors fit perfectly into the 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, never seen to date, this being yet another distinguishing mark of Concept. As in all true sports cars, the doors have not door frames.
Access to the interior is accomplished by pressing the GTA logotype, rendering it a more elegant design without the traditional handles.
In its frontal view affords it with a strong personality along with its two large lateral air intakes and convex bonnet, completed with an aerodynamic streamlining zone to facilitate the air flow, providing it with 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, which has small openings that perform a cooling function for the engine. The wing fits into the design with under air channeling, while the two air intakes and the twin exhaust system emphasize the vehicle´s sportcharacter. There is a rear barrel to channel air and to improve the aerodynamic load.
The design for the wing mirrors has been a framework with carbon fiber finished with a wing-like arm, built in aeronautical aluminum.
The large glazed surface, affords the vehicle a strong quality, which is another of its distinguishing traits. The vehicle has a patented system of interior lighting and liquid crystal shading 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.
The electrically operated windows have been made according to the latest technology, in such a way that the tracks are maintenance free and work problem free at various temperature.
The wheels, in 19" at the front and 20" at the rear, are characterized by their angular shape. They have been designed specifically for this model. Their design is exclusive for this car with offers a continuous effect, with the chassis. There is a flat exterior part that performs an aerodynamic function, offering greater resistance and involving less weight.
The interior design has been one of the best kept secrets of the project. High quality materials such as leather and carbon fiber, aluminum and titanium have been used. Ample space is another of its characteristics and a person over two meters in height can be seated without problems.
The design of the dashboard feigns the lateral part of the car, and provides the interior which much character. The instrument panel is distinguished by an LCD screen, which can be personalized according to the customer´s
requirements and provides all the necessary information. The steering wheel is made out of carbon sportsmanship of this vehicle. A joystick is located behind the steering wheel to operate elements such as lights wipers and
One of Spano´s innovations is that it has no central rear-view mirror, rather a rear camera that projects on to an LCD screen which is perfectly located on the dashboard. It also has a large angular camera to facilitate parking manoeuvres. This camera automatically connects after locking the rear gear. The interior lights also use LED technology.
The GTA has two boots, one 100 liter one at the front and one 200 liter one at the rear, which are certainly not out of place for an automobile of such characteristics. The front boot has a reverse opening system to make the
task of entering luggage easier.
There are also two glove compartments, one located on the co-driver´s side and the other smaller one in the center compartment. It also has practical compartments in both doors.
Story by GTA Motors