The 1990s was an interesting era when it came to automotive design and many other trends. Regardless, it was a time when automobile companies let the design team completely off the rope, leading to exciting results. Inside the BMW camp, they had already created vehicles like the Z1 which offers a set of disappearing doors, but nothing holds a candle to the BMW Nazca C2 concept which recently returned in a modern rendering.

The original vehicle occurred after Italdesign took the basis from the Bugatti ID 90, and repackaged them in a Bimmer shell. Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio were behind the modification from Bugatti to BMW. Getting the inspiration from the Formula 1 and Group C cars of the day, the end product shows off a sleek and low-slung carbon-fiber body.


This modern definition is largely a development of the original but also features a much contrasting design. At the front of the BMW Nazca C2, the nose has a more angular set of kidney grilles which appear to be completely blocked along with more considerable ventilation. The headlights at the front of the BMW Nazca C2 appear to follow the same strategy as those on the McLaren 720S, separating the front grille from the rest of the car.

The first variation of the BMW Nazca C2 was powered by a 300-horsepower, 5.0-liter V12 engine, we’d bet that this modern interpretation could actually be powered by a performance-hybrid system that is similar to the ones used on the Aston Martin Valkyrie.


Definition aside, this render keeps us very hopeful that we will see the return of road-going licensing versions of the upcoming class of LeMans Hypercar racers. It would be a tall step to top vehicles just like the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and Porsche GT1.

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