BMW Nazca C2

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BMW Nazca C2
BMW Nazca C2.JPG
Manufacturer Italdesign Giugiaro under license from BMW
Also called ItalDesign NAZCA C2
Production 1992
Body and chassis
Class Concept sports car
Body style Coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine 5.0 L V12 twin-turbocharged
Transmission Manual
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length 4,395 mm (173.0 in)
Width 2,085 mm (82.1 in)
Height 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Curb weight 1,000 Kg

Nazca M12

BMW M1 (spiritual)
Successor BMW i8 (spiritual)

The BMW Nazca C2 (also known as Italdesign Nazca C2) was a 1992 concept sports car. The car was designed by famed automotive engineering company Italdesign, home of Giorgetto Giugiaro, and features a similar frontal design of a BMW. It was an evolution of the previous concept the Nazca M12 from 1991. The engine used was a modified version of the 5.0 liter V12 used in the BMW 8 Series tuned by Alpina. It originally had 380 HP. The car had a top speed of 193 mph (311 km/h). Three cars in total were produced. The car's aesthetic features included Semi gull-wing doors, full glass top and all carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer construction. The car was intended as an official replacement for the BMW M1 super car from the '70s - '80s, but BMW was hesitant at producing another mid-engined super car after the M1 flopped, so they pulled the plug. BMW allowed ItalDesign to use their name and grill solely on the 3 concept cars built.

Nazca C2 Spider[edit]

In 1993 Italdesign released a new, slightly redesigned version of the C2 called C2 Spider. The car appeared in the Need For Speed II SE video game. The original Nazca C2 appeared in the PlayStation version of Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit.

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