2011 Spada Codatronca Monza
Spadaconcept extend its Codatronca scale, launched with the TS model, by a futuristic sport car with strong lines and shape; a car without compromise (you love it or you hate it! No space for “nice”) however it seems that this car has inspired lot of sports car of that segment as well as production supercars, above all in terms of front design and form language.
Spadaconcept is a design studio-atelier founded by Ercole Spada (former designer Zagato, BMW and IDEA institute), by Paolo Spada (ex designer smart and Honda) and Domiziano Boschi (ex Mc Kinsey).
The studio combines an original formula of design all over the field with a vision from the design to the economic feasibility. This mission has brought during these years to different creations, like the Stilo Helmets for Sebastien Loeb , a eco-globe award for best design of an eclectic van, boats, motorsport sport accessories, watches. However the design studio has rooted its chromosomes in the world of the sport cars: over the passion of the three founders for the authentic sport cars, the pencil of Ercole Spada and Paolo Spada include among their most important realisations one-off and sport cars.
That is the reason why Spadaconcept returns to present a powerful car with the racing instinct. Born by the pencil of Paolo and Ercole Spada the Spada Codatronca Monza, a extreme Barchetta built by SpadaVettureSport s.r.l , originate from a request of a special client deciduous of having a totally customized version of Codatronca around his own requirements.
From this one-off car, SpadaVettureSport is planning to let arise a small series, making another step forward to the research of aerodynamics, lightness, and pleasure of driving. Codatronca Monza has the same guide lines that portrayed most of the project of Ercole Spada, like the mythical tz1 and tz2, were characterize by the back shape called “Codatronca”.
The Codatronca Monza has mechanic and electronic components developed by ITALTECNICA, respecting the specification of the project needs, in this way we’ve obtained from the V8, in aluminium of more than 7lt with a dry pump, with a power of 700hp at 6200 rpm, with an incredible torque of 950Nm at 4200 rpm. The power is transmitted to the ground by the rear wheels thanks to a 6 gear close ratio transmission with a specific range also at the 6th gear to the limit of 7000 rpm that push the Codatronca at 340Km/h with an acceleration from 0 to 100Km/h of only 3,0 sec.
The designers gave more importance to the pleasure of driving instead of speed record, in the perfect style of the gentleman driver. For support that performance, the Codatronca is fitted with a traction control on 3 level of action that progressively excludes only the traction control and after another push leaving the car to the bare control of its lucky owner. For a better check of the car’s data, Codatronca has an equipment that can record since 80 hours of telemetry on track, with 40 active channel (steering angle, g meter longitudinal and lateral, single speed for each tyre, lap timer and gps tracking system for track trajectories and lots more) The chassis is a light and stiff aluminium tubular with two roll bar combined for offer the maximum protection also when it’s driven on track. The bodywork is made of light and resistant fibre that cover the chassis and the mechanics parts.
The suspension are completely adjustable like the one of the racing cars. A big news is represented by the possibility of set up the anti-roll bar on the front and on the rear separately on 4 level of hardness: rain, soft, medium and hard with an on-board regulation. In that way the wheel can work at its best and the suspension in every condition, especially when the car is on track due to the selection of harden or soften the axles for a perfect grip. The wheels are the Pirelli Pzero Corsa, with size 285/35/19″ for the front wheels and 345/35/19″ for the back wheels. The rims are of 19″ by Oz, these were chosen to assure that the shoulder tyres transmit best the drive feelings of this fantastic tyres. The braking system is Brembo with racing 8 pistons aluminium callipers on the front with discs of 380mm and with 4 pistons aluminium callipers with discs of 355mm on the rear; governed by an Abs system of the latest generation.
The Codatronca shape of the back gave the possibility to create a trunk, with a suitcase set purposely made by Aznom srl.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Cast Aluminum LS7 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|valvetrain||OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl|
|fuel feed||Sequential Fuel Injection|
|displacement||7011 cc / 427.8 in³|
|bore||104.8 mm / 4.13 in|
|stroke||101.6 mm / 4.0 in|
|power||522.0 kw / 700 bhp|
|specific output||99.84 bhp per litre|
|torque||950 nm / 700.7 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Composite Body over Corvette Steel Chassis|
|top speed||~355 kph / 220.6 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.0 seconds|