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Yes, this is a BMW 3 Series and it develops 1,200 hp!

It is actually a real little Frankenstein! This machine is based on the chassis of a 3 Series e36, but is equipped with an American twin-turbo V8 associated with a rear differential from an old M5.

Forget the i Vision Dee concept or the latest 3.0 CSL, here is the most extreme BMW! Finally, if we can still call this machine a BMW Effectively, this atypical vehicle, to say the least, began life as a Series 3 e36 from 1995. More precisely a 325. But the least we can say is that the German has been (very) heavily modified since! Why don’t we take a little owner’s tour together?

An atypical look to say the least…

Recovered before it was scrapped, this Series 3 was first completely stripped down to no longer sport a body panel. Its chassis was then reinforced with an imposing hoop now acting as an exoskeleton. After tackling the exterior, its owner, Carl Balzer then focused on the interior, or at least what happens under the hood.

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A 1,200 hp American heart!

We say under the hood, except that there is no more… If that had been the case, he would have hidden a big biturbo V8 signed General Motors! A mechanism that now develops an impressive 1,200 hp! This cavalry is sent directly to the rear wheels via an American manual gearbox and a rear differential straight from an older generation BMW M5. This machine is therefore a real little Frankenstein half-German, half-American, but above all super-powerful and ultra-light! Suffice to say, it must be damn fun to drive. as you can imagine by watching the video below:

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