In the 1974 Paris Car Show the Blue Marlin Motor Company and Znopresk present the brand new proposal for the mid-size sedan for the European market: the Dolphin II (which replace the old Dolphin I) and the Zest (which replace the old RR layout series Z-200).
Based on the same platform and the same chassis, the two cars are differentiated through the slightly different front and rear and with huge the difference under the bonnet and in the interior trims.
[size=150]B.M.M.C. Dolphin II[/size]
An unusual fastback solution is proposed to replace the 3 box design of the older Dolphin. The aerodynamic side was carefully designed and the rear lips enhance the kamm tail effect. The classic T “3 hole” grill it’s still there as the usual double twin round headlight. In the back the 4 round element for each tail light of the older Dolphine has been replaced with a modern 4 squared element for light.
The most interesting model presented in the Paris car show is Dolphine GT with the 2.1 liter 6 cylinder engine, a downsized version of the popular engine mounted on the Narwhal sedan and the Blue Marlin coupe.
As usual this 5 ratio gearbox GT model is not going to be the top of the line, we are expecting soon the announced GT-Sprint with racetrack oriented MFI fuel system and a racelike 6 ratio gearbox.
A well filled dashboard and a small sporty-feel 3 stroke steering wheel complete the essence of the classic good sport motoring the BMMC have always had, since 1953.
Like all the BMMC, from the small Goldfish to the huge Narwhal, the new Dolphin is sold along with a pair of dedicated driving gloves from BMMC. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Dolphine%202.1%20GT2-1.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Dolphine%202.1%20GT2-5.jpg
As the name suggest, the Zest it’s a car designed to be a reliable long-lasting car.
Due market placement of the car, the most interesting version presented at the show is the Zest 1.2, mounting the brand new 1.2 liter inline 4 cylinder engine (L469-L) that is going to replace soon the glorious “Rinascita” engine. The CEO have already announced that this 1.2 liter version is not going to be the smallest available. There are some unofficial that states about a 1 liter engine or probably something even smaller.
A simple and logic design as was kept, like for all the Znopresk, in order to reduce even more the production costs and the reliability of the car despite the already low development cost due the technology sharing between BMMC and Znopresk.
The classic front fascia it’s still there showing how the fusion of the two brands it’s not going to affect the Znopresk brand identity. On the rear a simplified version of the BMMC modular tail light system, with a single box for all the lights.
A 4 ratio gearbox it’s the only available option for the car.
An essential dashboard with a big 2 stroke steering wheel it’s enough tell to the driver what is going on in the car, but with the reliability of the Zest you don’t need to worry.