Today’s Super Bild represents the pinnacle of the E92 M3 potential and likely to be the ultimate to come from BMW M until the next M3 makes its debut.
BMW announced the M3 GTS in November 2009 and is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 based on the 4.0-litre engine found in the standard M3, which produces a maximum of 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp). The car weighs 300 pounds less than the standard M3 due to its extensive use of carbon fiber body panels, removed rear seat, and other various weight saving measures.
BMW then proceeds to weld in a roll cage and fit it with stiffer springs, 5 point harnesses, rear wing, and those sexy black competition wheels wearing Michelin pilot sport cup tires for an end result time around the Nordschleife of 7Min 48secs, an identical time to the venerable Porsche 911GT3RS.
A total of only 250 units were produced and sold out almost immediately.
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