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Beck LM 800

Beck LM 800

Beck LM 800

Beck LM 800

Beck LM 800

Beck LM 800

Year 2007
Engine 4.2 litre twin turbocharged V8
Transmission 7 speed semi sequential RWD
Max speed 217 mph (est)
0-60 mph 3. 0 seconds (est)
Horsepower 650 bhp
weight 900 kg / 1984 lbs

The LM 800 is a supercar from Beck Engineering & Composites GmbH based in Switzerland. The Beck LM 800 went on show in January 2007 in Vienna.

The Beck LM 800 is built on the principle of lightweight and aerodynamic efficiency. It uses composite materials to to keep the weight down and a form over function styling brief to keep the frontal area and drag coefficient to a minimum.

The construction of the Beck LM 800 is similar to that found in Formula 1 race cars with a carbon, Kevlar and aluminium composite monocoque protecting the driver and passenger, as well as providing a rigid base to attach the engine and transmission mounts and front control arms of the chassis. The LM 800 has an electronically controlled, hydraulic active chassis also influenced by F1 technology, which reacts to telemetry data and helps to keep the car firmly stuck to the road.

The engine is a V8 especially produced by MTM for the Beck LM 800 with a displacement of 4.2 litres and, thanks to two turbochargers, delivers a performance of around 650 HP (variable from 550 - 1000 hp) to the drive shaft. The drive unit is designed in such a way that even acceleration is achieved across the entire range up to a top speed of over 217 mph. The semi-sequential 7-speed gearbox is perfectly coordinated with the Beck LM 800 and reacts instantly to driver input.

The wheels of the Beck LM 800 are specially made and formed from aluminium. An in-built hydraulic jacking system makes tire changes a breeze.

Standard equipment in the Beck LM 800 includes; tinted windows, opening side windows, a high-quality belt system, individually adjustable seats, the latest instrumentation, driver’s airbag and the option of a floor-mounted gear change or rocker switch changes on the steering wheel.

Optional extras for the LM 800 (standard on the luxury version, the Beck LM 820) include:
Air-conditioning system
Hi-fi audio system
Satellite navigation system
Anti-theft system
Keyless badge
Free choice of color and material for seat covers
Engine preheater
Auxiliary heating

Optional cost extras:
Electric side windows
LCD monitor (can be used as TV)
Additional airbags (passenger, side)

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