Limited as our creative juices may be, we still have a deep understanding and appreciation of what constitutes an amazing concept car rendering. That’s why whenever a young – or veteran – designer comes out with a work of art we don’t hesitate in putting it on our pages. It’s like an art scene, except it’s all about cars. You support each other and applaud those that have made something worth noticing.
Dutch designer, Sabino Leerentveld, certainly deserves as much with his design study of a BMW concept that first made headway back in the early 90’s. A lot of us are familiar with ItalDesign’s BMW Nazca C2 concept that made an appearance at the 1992 Tokyo Motor Show. That particular concept came with an Alpina-tuned 5.0-liter V12 engine that produced 350 horsepower at about 350 lb/ft of torque. Back in the early 90’s the original C2 concept could sprint from 0-60 mph time in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 203 mph.
Unfortunately, the original Nazca C2 Concept never made it past the concept phase, despite initial speculation suggesting that it would take the reins from the BMW M1 before the latter was discontinued. What was supposed to be a promising concept car never amounted to anything more than just a huge ’what if?’ among car enthusiasts all over the world.
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Nearly two decades after the car was shown in Tokyo, Sabino Leerentveld decided to dust up the old concept and recreate the vehicle while also giving it his own unique flavor.
Defined by a sleek aerodynamic package that has a certain EfficientDynamics flavor to it, Leerentveld’s Nazca C2 is a testament to his talent and creativity, giving the car an aggressive and modern look while at the same time, holding back on doing anything ostentatious to it. It’s a beautiful work and we’d be remiss if we said that we wouldn’t want something like this prowling the streets of the world in the near future.
Here’s a tip ‘o the cap to you, Mr. Leerentveld. Job well done, sir!