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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A tale of a supercar named Orca of Liechtenstein

~Killer Orca~ Have you ever heard of a supercar that carries the unique name of Orca? The car name unique isn't? Although it actually has nothing to do in terms of shape or anything with the toothed whale from the dolphin family that lives in the ocean or known as  the Killer Whale with the Latin name of Orcinus Orca.
The Orca C113 is the first variant of the Orca 113 platform and made by the Liechtenstein-based automaker called Orca Engineering. (Picture from: ClassicDriver)
Its intentions are clearly apparent wanna be a merciless monster in term of performance. Those unique-named supercar produced by the Liechtenstein-based automaker called Orca Engineering. The company founded in the 2003 by René Beck and his son Ralph in Zurich of Switzerland, then the company moved to Ebenholz, Liechtenstein.
The Orca C113's body consists of ten large pieces screwed into the structure. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
It seems the company wanna shared the aspirations or even taken inspirations of those gigantic ocean creatures namesake, ie uncompromising performance in its own environment when it building the first supercar platform which has the full name of the Orca 113 that's consisted of three variants. As the first variant, the Orca C113 also features with Lamborghini-like scissor doors was launched for the first time at one of the world's leading automotive exhibitions, Geneva Motor Show 2003.
The Orca C113 also features with Lamborghini-like scissor doors was launched for the first time at one of the world's leading automotive exhibitions, Geneva Motor Show 2003. (Picture from: Mad4Wheels)
As qouted of Classicdriver, the car's nomenclature is derived from "C" for coupé, "1" designating that it’s the first model, and "13" for good luck, it being Beck’s personal lucky number. The next variant is the Orca R113 or a roadster-styled car, the last one being the highest variant is the Orca SC7, as we could be guessed from the car's nomenclature is derived from "SC" for supercar, and "7" designating of it made only 7 units.
The Orca C113 is powered by a MTM-optimised twin turbo 4.2 V8 Audi engine capable spew out power of 650 horsepower, and 664 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: SeriousWheels)
The Orca's supercar platform is constructed from lightweight materials including aluminium, magnesium and titanium, and has carbon-kevlar body panels with total weight is around 850 kg. And for its suspention is handled by double wishbones at front and the rear with coil springs and alloy uprights.
The Orca SC7 variant while sat on display at the 2005 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: UltimateCarPage)
All suspension parts are made of aluminum by CNC machining and are covered with a layer of carbon fiber. Ventilated and cross-drilled carbon composite brakes on all four corners are grabbed by eight-piston brake calipers.
The Orca SC7 known as the highest variant of the Orca 113 platform and is made only 2 units of the initially company's plan 7 units. (Picture from: UltimateCarPage)
As for the drivetrain, the Orca C113 is powered by a MTM-optimised twin turbo 4.2 V8 Audi engine capable spew out power of 650 horsepower, and 664 lb-ft of torque, and claimed to be made the car run to top speed of 224 mph (360.5 kph).
Initially, the company intends to produce around 10-15 hand-build cars a year with a total production of 198 units in all three variants. Unfortunately, the car project shut down in 2007, due to lack of investors and buyer, with only 7 units were ever produced, 3 units of the C113, 2 R113s, and 2 SC7s.
The Beck LM800 is designed to be extremely light with a weight of 1,984 lbs and incredibly aerodynamic. (Picture from: Supercars)
After all the projects on the Orca 113 car platform stopped, it turned out that the company owner still had not given up on continuing to build supercars, it then continued by launching another model named Beck LM 800 in 2007. The car is designed to be extremely light with a weight of 1,984 lbs and incredibly aerodynamic. 
The Beck LM800 is powered by a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with 650 horsepower and estimated has an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in only 3-seconds. (Picture from: VistaPointe)
This Beck LM800 is powered by a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with 650 horsepower and estimated has an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in only 3-seconds. At that time the Ebenholz-based company had also launched a luxury version, which was named Beck LM 820. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOTO.IT | DISENO-ART | GTPLANET.NET | TRINITITUNER.COM | AUTO.VERCITY.RU | WIKIPEDIA | MINHCHAU24H | TOPSPEED | CLASSICDRVER | RUUKIEHIMSELF | SERIOUSWHEELS | MAD4WHEELS ]
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