The ultimate in car design and luxury meet in Aznom’s one-off Spada Codatronca Monza

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 13, 2016

Aznom commissioned Spadavetturesport to build the Spada Codatronca Monza, and in 2012 it was proudly revealed to all at the Geneva Auto Show. As a futuristic super car, it certainly caused a stir and was awarded the title of VIP car at the show because of its unique look.

Designed by a team consisting of Paolo Spada, who previously worked as a designer for Smart and Honda, Erco Spada from Spada Contatronca and Domiziano Boschi, former McKinsey designer, the vehicle has a rich Italian heritage and it oozes charm and flare.

The interior is designed by Aznom which is a leader in luxurious interior design. Using the 2008 Codatronca coupe as its design inspiration, the vehicle has gone all out ‘racing driver’ style. A striking and dramatic looking vehicle, there are hints of influence from the 1960s Spyder.

Aznom wanted to partner with Monza in this joint venture project because of the connection both had with the Italian city and the world renowned Autodromo Nazionale track. We are sorry to disappoint, but the Spada Codatronca Monza is not going to production and will remain a unique concept car.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as Spada will produce a barchetta Spyder version of the Codatronca to order. The tubular aluminium chassis has a roll cage to afford greater safety and the redesigned bodywork is made of carbon fibre to save on weight.

The vehicle is light and responsive with the car weighing in at a mere 1.180 kg. The exterior shape is very distinctive, particularly from the rear view. Actually, the silhouette is known as the ‘Codatronca’ because of its unique shape.

The vehicle comes with a 7 litre, super charged Codatronca TS V8 engine with two rotrex centrifugal superchargers delivering a hefty 720 CV with over 90 kgm of torque. The vehicle is capable of reaching 100 km/h in a mere 3 seconds due in part to the six speed transmission which uses a short gear ratio and enables a top speed of 335 km an hour (208 mph).

It has a fully adjustable suspension giving exceptional traction. It’s also fitted with Pirelli PZero Corsa covering light weight Oz Ultra-leggera wheels and Brembo brakes taken from the FIA GT3. The interior has been keep minimalistic so as to keep the vehicle light in weight.

It also features Sabelt seat and belts and racing driver style driver and passenger seats. Data and information are integrated with GPS. There is an Aim SmartyCam recorder which takes HD videos so rides can be relived over and over again. Although this vehicle is not going into production, there’s no doubt that it bears a significant influence on the succeeding and revised Spyder models.

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