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

engine60 Degree, Alpina V12
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement4988 cc / 304.4 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke75 mm / 2.95 in
power261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5300 rpm
specific output70.17 bhp per litre
bhp/weight350.0 bhp per tonne
torque470 nm / 346.7 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre Monocqoue
driven wheelsRWD
front tires235/45ZR17
rear tires335/35ZR17
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 24.1 cm / 17 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
curb weight1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1745 mm / 68.7 in
rear track1718 mm / 67.6 in
length4995 mm / 196.7 in
width2085 mm / 82.1 in
height1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.23:1, 1.47:1, 1.04:1, 0.846:1, 0.705:1, :1
final drive185:1
0 – 60 mph~4.1 seconds
drag0.31 Cd

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