GTA Spano Showing Its "Graphene" Construction in Geneva
Instead of writing about my most favorite car (Civic Type R) and its world premiere in Geneva, I decided to focus on something more unconventional. In the end I'll definitely review the "red badged beast", but it is now more important to bring the attention on a model which is made in Spain. And presuming that I am not talking about the Seat, you have probably already figured it out - it is the GTA Spano.
In 2015 GTA Spano seems to be the first supersports car which has incorporated in its structure a revolutionary material such as the graphene. But this is not new information. As Spania GTA says this car is an entirely new model, and although we can't see as many differences on the outside as we have imagined, the company states that the changes have been internal and include literally all components.
Precisely, the new carbon monocoque chasis features innovative elements like the titanium and graphene. They were chosen not only because of their rigidity but also because of their lightweight characteristics. As a matter of fact, the chassis and even the leather have incorporated graphene during their manufacturing.
Speaking of innovations, at the heart of this supercar lies the V10 twin Turbo 7,990 cm3 engine. It produces 925 hp (680 kW) and 1220 Nm (900 lb-ft) of torque. The powerful unit is coupled with a sequential seven-speed gearbox which is carbon synchronized.
This new power system accelerates the GTA Spano from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds on a way to a top speed of 370 km/h. And this is pretty impressive. The Spanish company will produce only 99 examples of this beauty so if you are keen on buying one you'd better hurry. What's left in question is our desire to know more about this special graphene material.
Source: GTA Motor