Lamborghini Estoque vs. SVS Codatronca TS: You be the judge

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Lamborghini Estoque and SVS Codatronca – Click either image for high-res gallery

We here at Autoblog have millions of kilograms, nay liters and liters, of respect for our friends at Automobili Lamborghini, and the upcoming Aventador will no doubt alter our lives when we drive it. We also root hard for the little shops in and around Turin that changed the world of car design in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, and nobly carry on today as best they can.

We were recently going through various photos and started juxtaposing the front end of the Lamborghini Estoque sedan concept seen at the 2008 Paris Motor Show with that of the one-off SVS Codatronca Turismo Sportivo (or TS). The latter was developed near Turin between 2005 and 2008 by the small shop named SpadaConcept SpadaVettureSport, led by legendary designer Ercole Spada and his son Paolo. The latter carrozzeria just unveiled their roofless 710-horsepower barchetta version at the Top Marques Monaco show, called the Codatronca Monza. All Codatronca models so far are based on a supercharged Corvette Z06 chassis (it makes sense that we also see a little bit of 1967-1982 C3 in there, too).

We’re not insinuating anything here, and these sorts of coincidences do happen fairly easily. But the likeness is uncanny. Who’s doin’ who? Or is nobody doin’ anyone? Talk amongst yourselves, and see the two cars in full high-res glory in our galleries below.

Gallery: 2008 Lamborghini Estoque Concept

Gallery: SpadaConcept Codatronca

[Lead images: Lamborghini/Matt Davis/Carrstudio/AOL]

Lamborghini Estoque vs. SVS Codatronca TS: You be the judge originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spada Codatronca Monza leaks onto the interwebs

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2012 Spada Codatronca Monza

2012 Spada Codatronca Monza – Click above for image gallery

Images of the Spada Codatronca Monza boutique sports car have leaked onto the internet ahead of its debut at this year’s Top Marques Monaco show. The Codatronca, you’ll recall, is a Chevrolet Corvette Z06-engined low-volume supercar cooked up by Ercole Spada. Spada cut his teeth working for Zagato, BMW, and IDEA Institute before starting his own company, Spadaconcept.

The Codatronca is the company’s first attempt at a supercar and it uses an aluminum spaceframe and magnesium engine cradle coupled with the aforementioned Corvette engine. To make things just a tad more interesting, Spada adds twin superchargers to the already-potent 427, bringing the horsepower total to a heady 700.

As quoted by AllCarIndex, the Monza will have a scant 2,500-pound curb weight, meaning that Spada’s creation ought to hit 60 mph in three seconds flat and top out at nearly 210 mph.

Gallery: 2012 Spada Codatronca

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[Source: Spada via AllCarIndex]

Spada Codatronca Monza leaks onto the interwebs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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