Spanish car creator Spania GTA heads for Geneva promising a supercar world first by using new graphene technology in the most advanced manufacturing techniques for its 925 hp latest evolution.
Graphene is a developing new 2D carbon material which brought researchers at the University of Manchester a Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010. It is ultra-light, yet immensely tough, 200 times stronger than steel yet incredibly flexible, fire resistant yet retains heat.
Thanks to collaboration between Valencia-based Spania GTA and Graphenano, the Spanish top company in graphene production, GTA Spano becomes the first super sportscar in the world to incorporate this technology into several components for the new version of its GTA Spano, which will stay exclusive with a production run of just 99 cars.
Its chassis and bodywork have been created using graphene with carbon fibre, titanium and Kevlar to give the brand a unique status and set a benchmark in the automotive sector with a revolutionary product thanks to its new components.
The previous GTA Spano had a V10 producing 900 hp but the new car has its own new 8.0 litre V10 twin Turbo boasting 925 hp and 1,220 Nm torque to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of over 370 km/h.
[showhide]”This year Spania GTA returns with an important car industry date as it will participate in the 85th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show, in which its new model will be revealed under the same denomination, GTA Spano, which will include the most advanced technology in its manufacturing such as graphene.
Thanks to collaboration between Spania GTA and Graphenano, the Spanish top company in graphene production, GTA Spano has becomes the first supersporcar in the world to incorporate this technology into several of its components
The Spanish brand will once again be one of the main features of this prestigious Swiss fair, with the world premiere presentation of its new model under the same denomination, but it offers several changes in comparison with its predecessor.
So Spania GTA takes a qualitative leap with its new GTA Spano, but maintains its exclusivity with a new reference in a limited production of 99 vehicles.
The new model, whose lines all improves takes a huge qualitative step in its development, takes the baton from its predecessor, which has been considered one of main supersportcars in the last years, and whose image is a main feature of the most important brands on the audiovisual scene.
On this occasion the Spanish brand, considered one of the most handcrafted brands to participate, will be in Geneva on a stand covering more than 180 m2 at the Swiss fair, considered the most important in Europe and one of the main fairs in the world.
This year the Geneva International Motor Show holds its 85th edition from 5th to 15th March. The last edition welcomed over 800,000 visitors and more than 10,000 authorised journalists registered according to official data.
GTA Spano has its own new engine V10 twin Turbo 7,990 cm3, with a 925 hp and 1220 Nm torque. This car accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 370 km/h. Its chassis and bodywork has been created by carbon fibres, titanium, Kevlar and graphene, which maintains the identity signs of the Spanish brand with a strong personality, makes it a reference in the automobile sector and a revolutionary product thanks to its new components.”[/showhide]
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Graphene – as it is strictly defined – is, in all probability, not used in this car. To make enough of it to use in a production product, even at these levels, is nearly impossible at this stage of graphene’s development. Despite what has been claimed in the press, there are no companies on earth right now that are producing commercially acceptable levels of pure – one atom-thick – graphene, and certainly not at a level that is financially viable.
Graphite-derived material is what all production-level products are using now. It’s providing better material performance, but it’s not actually graphene.