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BMW Nazca C2, Giugiaro sports car prototype

The BMW Nazca C2 was a concept car designed by the company Italdesign, led by the famous designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, for the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. This vehicle is an evolution of the BMW Nazca M12 and only three units were produced in total.

The engine used in the Nazca C2 is a modified version of the 350 hp 5.0-liter V12 used in the BMW 8 Series, with Alpina tuning. This gives it a top speed of 311 km/h, making it one of the fastest cars of its time. In addition, the vehicle boasts a number of impressive aesthetic features, such as semi-gullwing doors, glass roof and carbon-reinforced polymer construction.

Despite its impressive performance and design, BMW decided not to produce the Nazca C2 in series due to their experience with the BMW M1, a mid-engine supercar that did not have the expected economic success. Instead, they allowed ItalDesign to use its name and grille on the three concept cars built, becoming a desired collector’s item among lovers of luxury and high-performance cars.


As for its competition, the BMW Nazca C2 could have been pitted against other supercars of the time such as the Ferrari F40 or the Lamborghini Diablo. However, due to its rarity and exclusivity, it is difficult to compare it directly with other mass-produced vehicles.

Giorgetto Giugiaro, the designer behind the BMW Nazca C2, is known for his work on several iconic automobiles over the years. Some of his most notable designs include the DeLorean DMC-12, Volkswagen Golf and Alfa Romeo Brera. His talent in automotive design has been recognized worldwide and he has been responsible for a large number of concepts and production designs.

Giugiaro ha diseñado varios modelos para la marca a lo largo de los años. Algunos de estos modelos incluyen el BMW M1 y  el BMW M635 CSi.. Cada uno de estos modelos ha sido considerado como un icono dentro de la marca y ha sido valorado como un clásico dentro del mundo del automóvil. Además, su trabajo con el BMW Nazca C2 y M12 demuestra su gran habilidad en el diseño de vehículos de alto rendimiento y su capacidad para crear diseños innovadores y vanguardistas.


BMW Nazca C2 Spider

The BMW Nazca C2 Spider is a concept car also developed by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign company, and presented at the 1993 Formula One Grand Prix held in Monte Carlo. This luxury supercar is characterized by its innovative design and high performance.

The C2 Spider features removable glass panels instead of the traditional semi-gullwing doors, giving it a more dynamic and sporty image, making it a roadster. In addition, its construction is made of carbon-reinforced polymer, which saves weight and improves aerodynamics.

As for its mechanics, the C2 Spider is equipped with an enlarged version of the 5.0 M70B50 V12 engine used in the original Nazca C2, with a displacement of 5.7 liters and a total power of 380 hp. This allows it to reach a top speed of 311 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.