There’s no point in speed if a supercar is unable to make people’s heart race. Supercars are irrational, emotional cars and from the very first glimpse, a supercar shouldn’t look ordinary. It should look extraordinary.
A dominating presence is the key to supercar design and we worked hard to achieve a look like nothing else from Korea. A new standard to which future performance cars would be judged against.
The Spirra’s design is aggressive in stance and proportion, but less aggressive in the details. This look is intended to inspire excitement, but not completely shout that it is a supercar. An elegant and natural looking supercar design was what we were looking for.
Full carbonfiber bodywork over tubular spaceframe
To meet our own performance standards, the Spirra had to be constructed as light as possible through a full carbonfiber body over a tubular spaceframe. Both are technologies beyond the realm of mass manufacturing due to high costs and difficulties in automation essential for mass manufacturing. The entire process is done by hand by our team of professional craftsmen and mechanics.
The benefits from all this effort is a very light and stiff construction which is useful for responsive high performance capabilities as well as providing superior impact protection to match the performance the Spirra is capable of. This type of technology is adapted from racing for the road and is a completely a unique approach to vehicle development compared to the existing Korean auto industry.
Motorsports proven performance and engineering
Many of the technologies incorporated in the Spirra are derived from racing technology. The Spirra was developed with serious performance in mind and in order to make sure this design is completely functional, racing was part of the car’s development program.
We took one of our prototypes with minimal homologation changes to race in the domestic GT Masters Championship taking two consecutive wins against such rivals as fully race prepared Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs, BMW M3s and Nissan 350Zs.
Experience from racing was applied back in our roadcar development by improving various aspects of the car such as suspension tuning, engine mapping and brake cooling.