With this new sport car SpadaConcept aims at reviving the philosophy that inspired Ercole Spada’s past models, in an attempt to combine aesthetics with functionality and racing performances.


Inside the Codatronca TS is a perfect copy of the watch designed by Meccanicheveloci which features automatic recharging, a taste of the Italian's craftsmanship.

With this new sport car SpadaConcept aims at reviving the philosophy that inspired Ercole Spada’s past models, in an attempt to combine aesthetics with functionality and racing performances. This new model is the latest evolutionary step of the truncated tail – “coda tronca” in Italian. The typical and aerodynamic shape which Spada had introduced with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, TZ1 and TZ2 in the 60’s - gives this new car unique and nimble lines which bring in lightness and aerodynamics improving performances.

TS Codatronca, will be produced and marketed by SpadaVettureSport - a company created and controlled by SpadaConcept - in collaboration with a team of selected technical, industrial and commercial partners. SpadaVettureSport has aggregated the highest profile resources around this project by establishing strategic alliances mainly with small firms located in the district of Turin with great past histories and amazing skills. These partners have great tradition and specialisation and allow SpadaVettureSport to combine the “best of breed” in technology with the tradition and “saper fare” – i.e. the Italian for know how - of Italian small firms.

The industrial partner FS Group (a firm based near Turin, who has already realised prototypes for Mercedes, Smart, Range Rover) will realize the body, using material supplied by Elantas Camattini, and PPG. The partner Italtecnica (a small firm located in Cambiano, near Turin, already involved in the tuning of Paris-Dakar and Le mans cars for Peugeot) will work on braking system, suspensions and engine upgrade, Sparco - the manufacturer of tuning products based in Turin – will supply seats and other interior items, Pirelli and OZ Racing will provide respectively tires and wheels.

For the launch of this supercar SpadaVettureSport has signed a co-branding and co-marketing agreement with AZNOM, a small company based in Monza operating in the production of accessories and luxury items, who will realise and market a line of amenities with the Codatronca brand. The agreement signed by SpadaVettureSport and AZNOM has a long term perspective and involves joint efforts to approach the market.

The Codatronca TS version was presented for its world première at Top Marques in Monte Carlo last month. According to SpadaVettureSport the TS version is a first step which will be shortly followed by others upcoming. The more powerful TSS version - Turismo Super Sportivo – which is already under test at SpadaVettureSport, will be launched at the end of 2008. In order to realise this unique model Spadaconcept and SpadaVettureSport have put in place a manufacturing system such as to meet the quality standards typical of niche, handcrafted production.

In the present of Spadaconcept there is a strong focus on the core business - consulting and design of niche cars, motorbikes and accessories like helmets, seats, etc. - but looking to the future, the company has started to explore new fields, especially bio-ethanol powered cars and it is currently working in the development of an Environmental Friendly Vehicle (EFV).

Spada Vetture Sport is now glad to announce the manufacturing of the brand new Codatronca TS . Disclosed on April 24th during the Top Marques Monaco ( The Luxury and Supercar Show) as a world première, collecting a big success from the international press and also from the crowd of people present at the event. Discovered during the Top Marques opening by the ex-car driver and F1 Champion Damon Hill it was elected most beautiful car of the exhibition also by the prestigious New York Time daily Magazine.

Codatronca was born from the pencil of Ercole and Paolo Spada, the guide lines that has characterised the project of these new car are: aerodynamics, lightness, and pleasure of driving. The Codatronca TS is proposed with different engine that can works, in the states were it’s present, with BioFuel E85. The engine has mechanical and electronic components developed 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 sump, with a power of 630hp at 6500 rpm, with an incredible torque of 668Nm at 4800 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 3,4 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 levels 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 a roll bar cage 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 calipers on the front with discs of 380mm and with 4 pistons aluminium calipers with discs of 355mm on the rear; governed by an ABS system of the latest generation.

The aerodynamics shape of the car is represented by a low value of cx, measures are a length of 4659mm, a width of 1942mm and a height of 1235mm. The weight is very low, just 1360Kg for a unique pleasure of drive.

The Codatronca shape of the back gave the possibility to the designer, to create a perfect 400 litre trunk, flawless for two people, and customisable with a suitcase set purposely made by Aznom srl. The cockpit is bright and roomy and it’s provided of a technological air-conditioner system and a perfect acoustic, the back view is assured by a rear view camera. Inside we can find the watch designed by Meccanicheveloci with automatic recharge, a taste of the Italian's craftsmanship. The car is available at SpadaVettureSport in a limited number every year.

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