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Lavazza GTX-R supercar with a BMW V12 engine

Interesting | October 29th, 2010 by 11
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BMW engines are quite popular these days. After Wiesmann announced their shift towards the BMW twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 powerplant, and shortly followed by Rossin-Bertin …

BMW engines are quite popular these days. After Wiesmann announced their shift towards the BMW twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 powerplant, and shortly followed by Rossin-Bertin Vorax supercar and its BMW V10 engine, another supercar comes out with a BMW heart underneath its hood.

Lavazza GTX-R, a wannabe Ferrari Enzo, uses the power from a BMW-sourced 5.4-liter V12 producing 489 horsepower engine which helps the lightweight sporty car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Oddly enough, BMW’s V12 is mated to a 6-speed electro-pneumatic transmission.

To keep the weight down, Lavazza GTX-R makes extensive use of carbon kevlar. This will help the car get its weight down to about 2381 lbs. The supercar sports a staggered wheel and tire setup: 18-inch in the front with 245/40s and 19-inch in the rear with massive 345/30 rubber.

Lavazza GTX R supercar with a BMW V12 engine

On the exterior, the GTX-R will get fixed front diverters and rear venturi intakes with adjustable side diverters, an adjustable rear wing, and a roof scoop.

The Lavazza will be offered in both coupe and roadster versions.

[Source: SimbolDesign via BimmerToday]

  • http://www.facebook.com/leclair.kyle Kyle Leclair

    A few things don’t add up here, at least for me:
    1) Using a V12 with only 489 horsepower
    2) how a 2300 pound car with that many ponies can have a 4.6 second 0-60 time. Seems high for that kind of power to weight, no?

  • Giom

    Additionally to Kyles thoughts, I was wondering who would buy a supercar without credentials. If this is similarly priced to a Ferrari, who would go for the Lava. The BMW motor is obviously good (not sure about this apllication), but without BMW AG backing, wouldn’t it be risky?

  • M5

    Looks like a rip off/love child of a threesome between the enzo ferrari, zonda, and mclaren mp4-12c

  • ABK

    This coffee is s&*t!

  • Babken

    0-62 in 4.6 seconds? Oh, my God, it’s rubbish. And a very weak engine from BMW. 5.4-liter V12 producing just 489hp? It’s at least ridiculous.

  • viper

    horrible , they should use a wv engine instead , they could squeeze more power out of 5.4 , bmw you are getting worse every day

  • Schnitzer

    I’ve also seen 620hp on another news, this will be more realistic for the V12 BMW.

  • JakeM

    This thing looks like a bad design rip-off of a Pagani Zonda!

  • lubo

    very stupid car

  • m3

    its a great car to bmw but i wich to hv mr than 1000 hp mwah bmw

  • S14B23

    that is the M73 engine. Stock, that engine is a 5.4-liter 2-valve SOHC V12 putting out 326 hp @ 5000rom & 361 ft·lbf @ 3900rpm. It started production in 1993 and was used in the e38 7-series and e31 8-series… BMW stop making this engine 10 years ago…

    you can’t really insult BMW about the hp number because those are numbers from almost 20 years ago plus, BMW can’t be supplying these guys directly with that engine. The GTX-R probably got it engine out of some old salvaged BMW and tuned it up to 489hp

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