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SpadaConcept's Codatronca April 2007
When we saw Ercole Spada’s intriguingly
named SpadaConcept Codatronca a year ago, we filed it in the ‘Hmmm Interesting But They’ll Never Make
It Will They’ drawer of our big concept cabinet.
But we were wrong. Spada is all set to
build the Batmobile-esque Codatronca (Italian for ‘truncated tail’, we’re
told)… but it won’t be cheap. As in £200,000-plus not-cheap.
Spada has teamed up with coachbuilder
Castagna - of the slightly
scary Aznom fame - to build some 20 copies of the Codatronca, which will be powered by a
Corvette-derived seven-litre V8 massaged up to over 600bhp.
We’re yet to see any new pictures of the
finned wonder, so we can only assume it’ll retain that insane three-pronged
tail with digital readout. The underpinnings have been nicked off a Corvette
Z06, and Spada says the styling is inspired by one of his earlier designs, the
1964 Alfa Giulia TZ. We reckon there’s a dose of the Mako Shark Corvette in
Better move it
into the ‘So They Say They’ll Make It But Will They Really Huh’ drawer. We need
a rethink on some of these names.