Beck LM800: No loser, baby

Though not known for its auto industry, Switzerland can boast at least two supercar builders: Rinspeed and now Beck Engineering and Composites. Beck showed off its LM800 this week at the Luxus Motor Show in Vienna. It's powered by a 4.2 liter, 650 hp, turbocharged, MTM V8, attached to a 7-speed semi-sequential gearbox. The car's description sounds more Formula 1 than street car: Kevlar, carbon fiber, pneumatic jacks. But it also has luxuries, including air conditioning, satellite navigation, keyless entry, and leather seats. The only options on the $600,500 car are power windows, an LCD screen, additional airbags and a higher output engine.

At just under 2,000 pounds including driver and a full tank of gas, Beck's claim of 0-60 in three seconds and top speed near 217 MPH is believable. Performance must be Veyron-like with the upgraded 1,000 hp engine.

More high-res photos and stats after the jump.

[Source: Gizmag]

The next three photos are identified as Series One on Beck's website...

Price from 750 000 CHF
Displacement 4,2 l
KW/HP 478 / 650 / variable
Torque 900 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Weight 900 kg width full tank and incl. driver ( 80 kg )
Top speed over 350 kph
0 to 100 kph (60 mph) 3.0 sec
0 to 200 kph (120 mph) 7.0 sec
Length 3,960 mm
Width 2,043 mm
Height 951 mm
Fuel consumption Ø 16 l
Engine model Beck LM V8 powered by MTM
Gearbox Semi-sequential, 7-speed
Tank capacity 120 l

The vehicle is available with different engines, from 550 HP up. Needless to say, with different engines, the performance figures will change.

The vehicle's unladen weight and drag coefficient may be increased when special equipment is added to the vehicle, whereby the effective load and maximum speed are reduced accordingly.

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