The GTA Spano, also known as the Spania GTA Spano, is a mid-engined, limited production supercar created by Spain-based car maker Spania GTA.
The Spano began as a secret project in 2005 and was first released to the public in 2008, named the GTA Concept.
Since 2008, a large group of engineers worked on the project under the direction of Domingo Ochoa, who has over 15 years of experience in racing cars, a key point for the technical development of the vehicle. The car has several worldwide patents (five fully processed according to the last presentation of the company) and will make use of technology never before implemented in a Spanish vehicle.
In February 2008, a public and official presentation of the GTA Project was made through a model in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. In August 2008, the first Spano prototype began testing at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. From April 19 to April 25, 2010, the car was officially presented at the Top Marques Monaco lounge. The first units were manufactured and delivered at the end of 2010, with only 99 units built in order to maintain its exclusivity.
The Spano's chassis is built from carbon fiber, titanium, Kevlar, and graphene. Powering the Spano is a supercharged, rear mid-mounted version of the Dodge Viper's V10 engine. The car produces 840 hp (626 kW) and 679 ft·lb (920 N·m). The Spano has a fuel capacity of 110 L (29 US gal). Acceleration to 60 mph (97 km/h) occurs in 2.8 seconds, while the top speed is claimed to be in excess of 217 mph (350 km/h).
The GTA Spano appears as a low Class S car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1495
- MAX rank: 1610 (+115)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1686 (+76)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +27
- Speed Multiplier: 97.14%
- Stock-to-MAX+PRO rank difference: 191
- Upgrade rank percentages: 20/30/20/30
- Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/18
The GTA Spano is a top speed-focused car, with high top speed stats and handling/drifting capabilities across the board at the expense of acceleration and nitro power. It has a real total speed of 280.4 mph/451.5 km/h at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit, identical to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 without Elite Tuning.
The Spano has a nitro efficiency rating of 9/14/18 but is still considered to be better than the RUF CTR 3 due to having a quicker acceleration and similarly sharp handling/drifting.
Despite its decent performance for its rank, it is overshadowed by many far better S, A and even B class cars and hence does not have any particular use whatsoever except for Career Mode races.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 956,000 while Pro Kits require 320,000, 12 of each Class S Part, 4 Initial/Early Techs each, 12 Mid-Techs, 8 Advanced Techs and 4 V10 Engines.