1993 BMW Nazca C2


1993 BMW Nazca C2

1993 BMW Nazca C2

In the early nineties, Italdesign was itching to enter the supercar market. The first prototype they completed was the Italdesign M12. This car featured a version of the V12 engine found in the BMW 750i and 850i. Giorgetto Giugiaro, Italdesign’s founder was responsible for the styling, and before the car went into production, he wanted to make it more radical.

In late 1991, Giugiaro restyled the M12 into the car that became known as the C2. The car was very similar to the M12 except the newer C2 featured an Alpina-tuned V12. This was the same unit found in the Alpina B12.

Sadly, the Nazca project never made it beyond the prototype phase. Three prototypes were made and are driven regularly. The last appearance of a C2 was at the 2002 Supercar Rally.

In Detail

engine 60 Degree, Alpina V12
position Mid-Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4988 cc / 304.4 in³
bore 84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke 75 mm / 2.95 in
compression 9.5:1
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5300 rpm
specific output 70.17 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 350.0 bhp per tonne
torque 470 nm / 346.7 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Carbon Fibre Monocqoue
driven wheels RWD
front tires 235/45ZR17
rear tires 335/35ZR17
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 24.1 cm / 17 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
curb weight 1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1745 mm / 68.7 in
rear track 1718 mm / 67.6 in
length 4995 mm / 196.7 in
width 2085 mm / 82.1 in
height 1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.23:1, 1.47:1, 1.04:1, 0.846:1, 0.705:1, :1
final drive 185:1
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds
drag 0.31 Cd