Ercole Spada's Spadaconcept Design Studio is launching a limited-edition hand-built sports car based on the Corvette C6's chassis and mechanicals. The Codatronca is the first whole-car product from this studio.
The Codatronca (Italian for "cut tail") is so-called for its sharply-abbreviated rear end. It will be offered in three versions, including the entry level TS Turismo Sportivo and the top-of-the-range Super Turismo Sportivo, with engines ranging in power from 512-700bhp. The top end model is said to be capable of 208mph and 0-60mph in around three seconds.
Ercole Spada, who has set up shop with his son, Paolo, started his career at Zagato and is credited with the styling of the likes of the Aston Martin GT4 Z, Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, Lancia Flavia Sport, Flaminia Sport and Fulvia Sport: he's also worked at Ghia, Audi, BMW and Turin's IDEA before returning to Zagato in 1992.
[ Channel4.com ]