Italy’s Corvette Based 700HP Spada Codatronca Supercar
April 15, 2007
The Spada Codatronca is the creation of designer Ercole Spada from SpadaConcept and Italian tuning shop UK Garage. Spada is the former styling chief of the Zagato design house and his previous works include cars like the Aston Martin DB4, Alpha Romeo TZ and Fulvia Zagato Sport. His latest work, the Spada Codatronca takes its inspiration from the 1965 Alpha Romeo TZ prototype and was designed and built with the aid of his son Paolo Spada, the company’s new Design Director, and fellow artist Wojtek Sokolowski.
Key features of the vehicle include an ultra-light structure, efficient aerodynamics and sharp agility. When setting out to design the new Codatronca, Spada’s goal was to create a supercar in the tradition of a true Italian classic.
The Codatronca is a genuine production model created in collaboration with UK Garage. Its chassis is based on that used in the Chevrolet Corvette, with suspension-systems, engine and other mechanicals enhanced by the tuning shop. The supercar will be offered in three variations, the first is the TS “Sport Tourism” with 512hp, followed by TSV “Fast Sport Tourism” with 513hp and finally the TSS “Sport Super Tourism” flagship. This beast boasts a 700hp and 950Nm output and manages to reach 100km/h from rest in less than 3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 355km/h.