Everyone loves a BMW, and there are so many cool cars to choose from when it comes to this company. That’s because BMW is an innovative company, and spends millions of dollars on development. In fact, one of these cars was almost hit 1 billion dollars for development costs. There might even be a beamer here that you’ve never heard of. So fasten your seat belts, and check out these 10 most amazing BMWs.
10) – 1993 BMW NAZCA C2
Ital design is a company that dedicates itself to the design, and development of new vehicles. The company is specialized in creating a wide variety of concept, and production cars since the firm’s founding in 1968. One of those cars was the 1993 BMW Nazca C2, which had evolved from the 1991 Nazca M12. The car was very aerodynamic, and the body was made completely from carbon-fiber, and also used the material for the space frame. Because of this, the car weighed only 2425 pounds (1,100 kg). The Nazca C2 Spyder has a 5.7 liter V12 engine, generated 380 horsepower, and a six-speed transmission was used to handle the power over the weaker 5-speed. The car has a top speed of 193 miles/h (311 km/h). If the car might seem familiar to some of you, that’s because it was featured in the 1997 racing video game Need for Speed 2 SE, and was also featured in Need for Speed 3 Hot Pursuit. Sadly, the Nazca project never made it beyond the prototype base, and only three of these prototypes exist. The last appearance of a C2 was at the 2002 supercar rally.
9) – ALPINA BMW
The Alpina B10 Bi turbo is another BMW car that was taken and given some upgrades by the German automobile. The car was based in the 535i, and was the fastest production sedan in the world at the time it was introduced. From 1989 until 1994, only 507 of these cars were made, developed at a cost of 3.2 million dollars. The first car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1989. The engine in the car was completely disassembled, and forged mouth pistols replaced the cast’s lugs to handle the output pressure that the two Garrett T25 water-cooled turbochargers that were installed under the hood.
A Bosch variable control handled the boost, and some additional modifications raised the horsepower of the stock engine from 208 horses to 355 horsepower, and 384 foot-pounds of torque with all that power a get track 290 five-speed transmission was installed as specifically could handle the power. Of course, the mods didn’t stop there, and many modifications were added to the suspension, and bigger 13.1, and brake rotors were installed up front to improve braking. Alpina claimed that the car could do 0 to 62 mile/h in just 5.6 seconds, and the car had a top speed of 180 miles per hour. At the time this put it in the same league as a Ferrari Testa Rossa in terms of performance.