When you think of a BMW M5, the word slow doesn't generally come to mind. With a V10 engine pumping out a massive 373kW of power and 520Nm (@ 6100rpm-6100rpm) of Torque the BMw M5 can accelerate from 0-100km/hr in just 4.7 seconds! The put that into perspective, the Ferrari 360 does the same dash in 4.6 seconds!
However, there are those individuals who believe that the M5 has a lot more potential, one such company is Germany’s Lumma Design that cater for those lucky individuals who are willing to get more power out of their M5.
By adding a full racing exhaust system with a high-flow catalytic converter plus a tweak to the ECU and removing the car’s electronic speed limiter, power is raised to 560hp (~415kW) with a new top speed of 327km/h.
The engine bay has also been dressed up with a carbon-fiber air-intake and plenum, and a red cylinder-head cover.
Labeled the CLR 500 RS, the modified BMW M5 made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
Unique features of the car include a wide body-kit with wheel arch extensions and a rear apron with an integrated racing-diffuser.
Completing the visual enhancements is a lightweight trunk lid made of carbon-Kevlar fiber with an embedded rear spoiler lip for improved downforce. All the chrome exterior parts from the standard car have also been replaced with carbon-fiber units. The aggressive look is rounded off with a set of three-piece 21in lightweight alloy wheels and a lowered H&R sport suspension that sits 40mm below the standard car.
But the sad news? Its not coming to Australia anytime soon, so the standard 373kW of power will just have todo for now!