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Blue Marlin Motori Auto & Žnoprešk Avtomobil


#1

Remember,
##“Žnoprešk. We’ll provide you the best”


#3

Your cars are good but there is one thing that needs work. Your petrol engines don’t rev very much. Mazda’s new Skyactiv diesel engines rev as high as your petrol engines. Increase the rev limit a bit, especially on the engines where max power comes in on the rev limit. It should make the engines more responsive and feel more like a petrol engine should. Otherwise, great work.


#5

In the eary '80, Žnoprešk was launching a new hatchback based on the BMMC Salmon, the Žnoprešk Zap.
Rational and economical design means low production times and costs. All this to give the customer the lowest price and the quality of the BMMC Group.
The model in the photo is the 1.1 liter model, the engine is the great Rinascita, in it 1980 re-incarnation with dual barrel carburator for a better economy.
Rear wheel drive, open differential with a 4 ratio manual gearbox.



Remember,
[size=150]Žnoprešk. We’ll provide you the best[/size]


#6

Some good cars here :smiley:
The front of the ZB-11 EL look a little like a 2nd gen Prius :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

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
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Dolphine%202.1%20GT2-3.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Dolphine%202.1%20GT2-4.jpg

[size=150]Znopresk Zest[/size]


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.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Car%20-54.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Zest%201.2-4.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Zest%201.2-2.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Dolphin%20II%20e%20Zest/Zest%201.2-3.jpg


#8

I like your last two cars, but I’m a sucker for classics. :slight_smile:


#9

[size=150]Žnoprešk Z217 Coupè[/size]
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Z200%20coupé/Z217%20Front.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Z200%20coupé/Z217%20Underthehood.jpg
In 1963 the Žnoprešk lineup was integrated with a coupé based on the Z200 series sedan. The design was clean with the usual family feeling of the post war Žnoprešk and an unusual fastback tail.
The car featured a OHV 1.7l 6 cylinder inline engine (L667SL), built adding two ore cylinder from the 4 cylinder engine (L467L) and rising the piston stroke. The power of 85 hp is respectable for a 1963 car, but not enough for a true sport experience. It was more of a turismo car then a sportscar. The interior however were modified from the sedan body for a more luxurious feeling.
For the engine stats --> dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Z200%20coup%C3%A9/L667SL.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Z200%20coupé/Z217%20Side.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63423067/Z200%20coupé/Z217%20Rear.jpg


#10

I really think your ZB-11 EL should have more power than that, especially if you have a family to carry up a hill or something :slight_smile:.


#11

It’s been a while since I’ve made the ZB-11L. I should really remove it. Probably I have to close the thread and start a new one with cleaned up stuff.


#12

Žnoprešk Z217 Coupè - this, I love this. Most beautiful car I have seen on this Forum so far, hands down. Chapeau Monsieur! Compliments and I totally like the concept of the struggeling cars from the East, you totally manage to catch the flair and design and even the engines are very authentic, especially because they have their disadvantages. (I think the revs are pretty much as they were on these cars)

Edit: Just saw that you’re located in Italy, that explains the good taste. :mrgreen:


#13

[quote=“Vroomvroom”]Žnoprešk Z217 Coupè - this, I love this. Most beautiful car I have seen on this Forum so far, hands down. Chapeau Monsieur! Compliments and I totally like the concept of the struggeling cars from the East, you totally manage to catch the flair and design and even the engines are very authentic, especially because they have their disadvantages. (I think the revs are pretty much as they were on these cars)

Edit: Just saw that you’re located in Italy, that explains the good taste. :mrgreen:[/quote]


#14

Here the older logos of the company that later on became the ZM Group


#15

Overall this is a really nice selection of cars, the ZB and Z-Taxi really stand out for me. Very clean, realistic and well proportioned cars. Would like to see what you come up with using the newer two door and mid-engine bodies.


#16

The Z cars are old… i should really delete them.


#17

What body is the Z-Taxi based on? I really wanna know.


#18

It was the old sedan body. Now the morph changed.


#19

Aww…


#20

After the huge success of the Z5055, the famous designer Amedeo Iurlaro left Znopresk to open a private bodywork company for luxury cars.
It had a good success on the short and medium run but the company had financial trouble in the late '60s.

The newly formed ZM Automobili took over the company and one of the first products of the new fusion was a car based on the 1974 Zest/Zenith (automationhub.net/company-catalo … rmodel/374) that keeps the chassis, the FR layout and the MacPherson + Semi trailing arms suspension scheme in order to be built in the same factory in Triest.

[size=150]IURLARO CRESEZIA 2.0i (MY 1976)[/size]
Due the higher tax for above 2 liters engine in Italy, the car was fitted with a “lazy” 2 liter 6 inline cylinder engine with mechanical injection smoother than silk.





Pure comfort on wheels for a reasonable price, it doesn’t betray the Znopresk philosophy to give you the best. Always.


#21

Here the final version of the logos of BMMA (the ex-BMMS, now MMM and BMMA) and Znopresk.


#22

Those are fancy logos, I like them! (My personal taste enjoys the old Marlin logo more though :geek: )