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
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, drivers
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:
Hi-fi audio system
Satellite navigation system
Free choice of color and material for seat covers
Optional cost extras:
Electric side windows
LCD monitor (can be used as TV)
Additional airbags (passenger, side)