Stola GTS 

  • 2003
  • 480 HP 3.6L
  • 186 mph
 
If the paint scheme of the Stola GTS has you dreaming wistfully of the Porsche 917 Le Mans racer, that's just what its creator, Alfredo Stola, intended.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
The downside is turbo lag, the motor feeling lethargic until the big turbos spool up.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Stola GTS

0-60mph

Stola GTS
3.8 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Stola GTS
186 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Stola GTS

Number built

Stola GTS
3 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Stola GTS
480 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Powertrain

Under full throttle from low revs, a deeper note from the sports exhaust announces something's happening, then the flat-six note begins to climb.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
The turbos mute the engine noise but, as boost builds, the deep flat-six growl is overlaid by a whistle like a big kettle coming to the boil.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
German tuner Gemballa did the engine and suspension work on the Spyder, and Stola has gone back there again with the GTS.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Handling

Porsches with lots more power and wider rubber tend to wind up their rear suspension bushes, resulting in an unpleasant squidgy feeling when you apply power out of corners.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
The harder bushes in the Gemballa suspension allow the GTS to deploy its substantial power with unshakeable poise.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
On a dry road, mechanical grip is phenomenal, and the Stola GTS corners flat and stable.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Performance

Gemballa claims the 1280kg Stola GTS rockets to 60mph in 3.9sec and tops out at 190mph.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
The prominently angled front half-spoilers are claimed to create stabilising downforce, balanced by a large spoiler between the rear haunches.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)
When you find a piece of open road to give the car its head, the acceleration is satisfyingly aggressive.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Engine

At 5000rpm the growl turns into a scream, and when you upshift near 7000rpm, the flutter of the wastegates blowing off excess boost completes the illusion that you're charging down the Mulsanne Straight.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Interior

Handle-less doors open via a button on the door mirrors and access to the cabin requires the same degree of agility you need to get in and out of an Elise with the roof on.
by EVO (Aug, 2003)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Stola
Year 2003
Number built 3 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,600 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,778 lb
Width 70.1 in
Height 48 in
Length 170.1 in
Front track width 57.3 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in

road tests

Top speed 186 mph
0-60mph 3.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 457/? 178
Rear wheels 457/? 216
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