Published on 23 Dec 2011 by Adriano
Germany’s Manhart Racing presents a particular tuning program for Bmw M3 that makes extensive use of components lifted from Bmw X6 M. The most notable feature (flashy black and orange livery aside) is that the whole 4.4-litre V8 unit equipping the latter that has been fitted into the body of the former with the addition of two supercharger, a move that boosted the output of the car to an impressive 750 hp with 910 Nm of peak torque. Manhart Racing also installed a bigger air cooler, the X6 M cooler package and an oil cooler, while pistons and rods have been reinforced. Besides, the car also uses a titanium exhaust system with double tail pipe.
Weighing in at 1,590 kg, the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport (this is the name that Manhart Racing gave to this tuning) boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.12 kg/hp, which contributes and good part to make the car going from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, with a top speed rated at more than 350 km/h (317 mph). The model also borrows the 6-speed automatic gearbox of the X6 M and the locking differential of Bmw M5, while the braking system uses 396 mm discs with 6-pistons calipers on the front and 380 mm disc with 4-pistons calipers at the rear, courtesy of Mov’It.
The carbon fibre bodykit of the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport includes the following parts: adjustable front spoiler, bonnet air slots, trunk lid, fenders, side skirts, rear diffuser and wing mirror shells. As for the rims, the car is equipped with custom 20″ monoblock forged wheels “Black Edition”, fitted with Continental performance tyres. The cabin make use of in-house built carbon fibre package that include its racing seats, an instrument panel specifically designed for this model, fine alcantara finishing and a roll cage, obviously painted in color-matching orange.
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