Fab 40: Aspid Supercar

Spain's supercar heritage isn't rich, but one small company believes it can bring the country an instant reputation for advanced engineering. Established in 2003 by motor-sport specialist Ignacio Fernandez Rodriquez, Aspid Cars is based in Reus, just along the coast from Barcelona.

The company's first car, the Spirit, is still in development. With a faint resemblance to the classic late 1950s Lotus 7, the Spirit piles on the technology in a bid to blend everyday usability with ultimate performance. Rodriquez's past is evident in the new car's ability to transform itself.

All engineering parameters are tweakable to the nth degree, allowing enthusiastic owners - and we suspect the only owners will be enthusiasts to their very core - to adapt the car to the conditions; ride quality, power delivery, handling, all changeable at the touch of the flat screen centre console. The blend of high tech and low weight will certainly keep the Spirit ahead of the competition: 100 mph comes up in the same time it takes many sports cars to hit 60.

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Established by Ignacio Fernandez Rodgriquez in 2003, Aspid Cars has brought the Supercar to Spain

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The Cubic rooms of Aragon's Hotel Consolacion perch high above Aragon

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Consolacion

A high-design boutique hotel, Consolacion sits atop a rocky ravine in North East Spain

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Espadrilles, the stylish Spanish footwear of choice

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Espadrilles, the stylish Spanish footwear of choice

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Acoran

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Acoran

Studio House Acoran II, by Gyp Arquitectos

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Hidalgo

Recycling centre by Hidalgo Hartmann architects

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Recycling Centre, Barcelona by Hidalgo Hartmann

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Hotel Ferrero, Valencia

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Villa Julia Playhouse, by Javier Mariscal

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Valdermorillo House, by Padilla Nicas

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Women's Institute Mostoles, by Nodo

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Nodo Spain

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Nodo Spain

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One of the 2009 Pamplona Festival's high-colour posters

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Bofil Spain

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Muralla by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Architects

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RICARDO

Read the Article: Ricardo Fumanal (opens in new tab). Dior Couture, by Ricardo Fumanal

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Simil Jesus by Ricardo Fumnal

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Work for GIles Deacon by Ricardo Fumnal

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Artwork for Mango by RIcardo Fumnal

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The Lab Room Spa, Madrid

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Lab Spain

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Trestle table by Spanish designer, Tomas Alonso

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Salon Spain

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Salon Spain

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Erotic publishing from Spanish creative, Luis Venegas

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Wind Spain

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Wind Spain

Wind farms help keep things running at the Aire de Bardenas Hotel

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Jonathan Bell has written for Wallpaper* magazine since 1999, covering everything from architecture and transport design to books, tech and graphic design. He is now the magazine’s Transport and Technology Editor. Jonathan has written and edited 15 books, including Concept Car Design, 21st Century House, and The New Modern House. He is also the host of Wallpaper’s first podcast.