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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.

More details after the jump.

  • 2011 Nazca C2
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    5.0L V12
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  • 0-60 time:
    3.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    203 mph
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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!

Source: Sabino Leerentveld

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  (814) posted on 05.10.2011

I bet putting this car into production is kind of blurry.. I’m afraid that it would be a concept car for a long time for they have lot of concept in the line up for future production. However, I hope that I could see the detailing here for their other car!

  (776) posted on 03.31.2011

I think there is something missing on the detailing of this car. And the big grille in the front makes the car uglier. I do believe that we need to consider other option rather than this.

  (460) posted on 03.14.2011

Well, that is a nice car but I rather prefer a Ferrari that I can actually drive!
And I don’t know if this is actually based from Isuzu or Lotus version.

  (1211) posted on 01.24.2011

for me, i like the color of the car and its clen style. Looks futuristic and yet looks simple.

  (692) posted on 01.23.2011

for me, i like the color of the car and its clean style. Looks futuristic and yet looks simple.

  (701) posted on 01.19.2011

All i can say is... good color combination for the car & good attempt to revive an old design

  (806) posted on 01.19.2011

Eurgh ugly. I am sorry but some designs should just never be recreated in a false modern interpretation.

  (151) posted on 01.18.2011

I has very little from a BMW... maybe only the front part. The aerodynamics is great. I wonder how it would handle with a 500Hp engine smiley

  (111) posted on 01.18.2011

The frontal design has some potential. Aside that, the wheels look strange, with those red painted details.

As well the headlights are odd sized and placed. That reflexion on the car in the front left, is not the headlight but the paint reflexion smiley

  (309) posted on 01.17.2011

there are no doubt that this baby will become one iconic super car of the year, but probably there are only few individuals who can take home one of this on their garage.

  (291) posted on 01.17.2011

nice, another great looking car is almost complete and ready to reveal anytime, but what type of car does it competing with? and how about the details about the engine? suspension and the handling? is it superb also like the pagani zonda?

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