More stories related to Geneva Motor Show GERONA, Spain – Tramontana, a new ultra-luxury auto maker based here, plans to unveil its new 2-seat sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Tramontana plans to build only a handful of the supercars – an even dozen – annually at a facility in the regionn of Catalonia.

The Tramontana will be priced at about €500,000 ($643,000), with each car specifically tailored to the customer with personalized inscriptions on the chassis and an interior customized to fit the ergonomic needs of the driver.

The performance coupe will have a 550-hp V-12 engine under the hood, and the company is claiming a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h) and a acceleration capability of 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 4 seconds.

Power will be funneled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. Large, 6-piston disc brakes will be used to stop the car.

Tramontana 2-seat sports car

To better balance weight, seats are positioned one behind the other, rather than side-by-side.

The Tramontana attempts to rescue elements of forgotten classic Spanish cars such as the legendary Pegaso Z103 and the Hispano-Suiza, both built in Barcelona. But it also takes some inspiration from the military, with its fighter-jet type seating and wide lateral air intakes.

The car’s chassis is made of aluminum, contributing a new structural system that combines a non-deformable area with eight impact-absorption zones. These characteristics are said to offer the safety of a professional racing car.

The body is carbon-fiber reinforced with wood and sheet metal, but future iterations may rely entirely on carbon.

The Tramontana will be assembled at the Costa Brava factory in the province of Girona, where the company’s name is derived. Tramontana is the name of a special wind that emanates from the Costa Brava mountains and is said to make people crazy.

The company and car are the work of Spanish designer Josep Rubau and Xavi Lopez. Rubau studied at the London Royal College of Arts and once worked at Volkswagen AG, where he created the New Beetle Dune 4x4 concept exhibited on the auto show circuit. An engineer, Lopez is known for his work with Audi AG, BMW AG, Lamborghini SpA and others.