Manhart has crafted a follow up to its 646hp BMW M3 E92 coupe with the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, with more power and upgrades.
For the Clubsports impressive power upgrade, Manhart swapped the stock 4.0-liter V8 out for the X5 and X6’s 4.4-liter V8. An upgraded set of turbos, bigger intercooler and full titanium exhaust were then added that include two racing cats, as well. The X6M oil cooler was added, and reinforced pistons and rods round out the mods. The end result is an awesome 740hp and 671 lb-ft of torque, an equally awesome 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed that passes 217mph.
Power is sent to the wheels with a 6-speed M Sport automatic transmission, also from the X6M, along with an E60 M5 locking differential. Threaded coilovers have been added to improve the suspension. Stopping power has been upgraded to handle the power with 6 piston fixed calipers and 396x34mm discs up front and 4-piston calipers with 380x32mm discs at the rear.
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If the power upgrades aren’t enough, Manhart made a visual statement as well, with the body fitted with a full carbon fiber kit. The kit includes hood, front lower spoiler, side skirts, wheel arch extensions, luggage lid, a rear diffuser, and adjustable rear wing. The side mirrors have also been wrapped in carbon fiber, along with the engine cover. A set of lightweight Concave One “Black Edition” wheels sized 9×20 up front and 12×20-inchs in the rear come wrapped in Continental Sport Contact 5 high performance tires.
On the inside, the BMW has been fitted with a Wiechers roll cage, full-shell carbon fiber seats, and a racing display in the middle console that shows G-forces, best Vmax values, measured acceleration, and pending charge pressure.
Manharts tune is nothing shy of great, all around. This is a serious machine built ready for the competition.
– By: Alexandra Koken