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

engineAudi Turbocharged Inline-5
displacement2226 cc / 135.8 in³
bore81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke86.4 mm / 3.4 in
power149.1 kw / 199.9 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output89.8 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
driven wheelsTransverse Mid Engine / 4WD
front tires225/55-16
rear tires225/55-16
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1670 mm / 65.7 in
rear track1660 mm / 65.4 in
length4270 mm / 168.1 in
width1970 mm / 77.6 in
height1175 mm / 46.3 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~241.4 kph / 150.0 mph