Italdesign Aztec Concept


Italdesign Aztec Concept

1988 Italdesign Aztec Concept

The Aztec is a concept car introduced by ItalDesign in 1988. The two-seater is unique because the driver and passenger are separated, requiring the two parties to communicate electronically.

It was fitted with a five-cylinder DOHC 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) Audi Turbo engine and uses a four-wheel-drive system derived from Lancia Delta Integrale. Only 18 or 50 (according to different sources) of these cars were ever built, and one sold for $75,000 – far cheaper than the $225,000 they were sold for originally.

The designer, Giugiaro, also designed the Lotus Esprit and the Maserati Boomerang.

In Detail

engine Audi Turbocharged Inline-5
displacement 2226 cc / 135.8 in³
bore 81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke 86.4 mm / 3.4 in
power 149.1 kw / 199.9 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 89.8 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels Transverse Mid Engine / 4WD
front tires 225/55-16
rear tires 225/55-16
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1670 mm / 65.7 in
rear track 1660 mm / 65.4 in
length 4270 mm / 168.1 in
width 1970 mm / 77.6 in
height 1175 mm / 46.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph