A also for his latest project, the Manhart MH3 V8 RS Clubsport, tuner Manhart from Geilenkirchen has again reached out to the BMW M shelf. The eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine had to vacate the engine compartment of the BMW M3 and was replaced by the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 unit from the BMW X6 M. But it wasn't just a matter of simply replacing the engine. Modified turbochargers, reinforced pistons and connecting rods as well as larger charge air, water and oil coolers form the basis for an increase in performance to 750 hp. The maximum torque also increased considerably and is now 910 Nm. The serial transmission, which was completely overwhelmed by this, was replaced by a six-speed sports automatic from the X6 M. An M5 limited-slip differential distributes the drive torque on the rear axle.
Manhart MH3 V8 RS Clubsport with over 350 km /h
The Manhart MH3 V8 RS Clubsport should accelerate in 3.2 seconds accelerate from zero to 100 km /h. The top speed is only reached at over 350 km /h. In order to achieve maximum performance when it comes to braking, the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport has 396 millimeter discs with six-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and 380 millimeter discs with four-piston calipers on the rear axle.
Clubsport makes itself heard with an exhaust system made entirely of titanium, which is allowed to roar from four 80-millimeter tailpipes. It flatters the eye with front and rear hoods made of carbon fiber and a full carbon wide kit that includes an adjustable front spoiler with sword, carbon fiber wheel arches for front and rear as well as side skirts and a rear diffuser. The exterior mirror housings are also made of carbon.
For the chassis, Manhart relies on a fully adjustable thread variant and 20-inch monoblock wheels with 255/30 slippers at the front and 325/25 skins at the rear.
The interior of the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport The tuner donated in-house carbon full bucket seats and a carbon fiber interior package. Alcantara adorns the door panels, the roof lining and the trunk extension. The performance steering wheel has illuminated paddles, the center console has an integrated additional display that provides information about the applied boost pressure, the prevailing G-forces or the measured acceleration and Vmax values, among other things. A roll cage with cross and side protection is on board as a safety feature.