Do you fancy an Aztec Barchetta? No, we don’t know what this oddball supercar is either, but we do fancy it. And as luck would have it, there’s one for sale with Auto Zitzmann in Nuremberg. As luck wouldn’t have it, it’s listed for over £860,000. Drat…
But exactly what is an Aztec Barchetta? It’s an Italdesign-penned sports car, of which it is believed around 20 were made (although Wikipedia says ‘between 18 and 50’). At present, this is the only one available.
As you can see, it’s a true speedster with a fully open top. Its covered rear wheels ape the Group C racing machinery of the era. Aero-tastic!
It’s probably definable as a supercar in looks alone, too. The numbers aren’t that impressive. Weighing around 1,500 kg (3,300 pounds), it’s only got around 250 horsepower from a turbocharged five-cylinder Audi engine to ferry it along. It’ll do 0-60 mph in around 7.5 seconds, with power going to all four wheels via a five-speed transmission.
This car is ‘Argento Silver’ with a grey cabin, and has 4,349 miles on the odometer. Speaking of that cabin, we’re not sure where to begin… It’s got to be one of the most quirky car interiors we’ve ever clapped eyes on. Driver and passenger are actually separated by a divider, so in-car communications devices are required to keep in touch.
It does have what appears to be a retro-fit in-car screen and sat-nav, which is nice.
In short, if you’re feeling brave, and if an Elise is just a bit too mainstream (and too affordable) for you, maybe the Aztec Barchetta is for you? Do let us know if snap it up, won’t you…