Tuningwerk’s 521hp BMW 1M Coupe RS

Here’s an inspiration for all BMW 1-Series owners out there. Tuningwerk’s 521hp (388kW/528PS) and 614Nm (453lb-ft) pocket rocket. Based on the BMW 1 M Coupe, Tuningwerk upgraded the 3.0-litre engine with a titanic exhaust system and upgraded the cooling system. Changes were also made to the transmission, while a new racing clutch was added.

The car is said to be able to achieve a top speed in excess of 300km/h (186mph). The German tuner also put the car through a diet of lightweight materials in order to trim weight. The GT4 front lip, bonnet, booth lid and rear spoiler are all made of carbon fibre.

On the inside, the standard seats have been replaced with a pair of Recaro PolePosition buckets seats made from the same lightweight material, while the rear bench has been discarded.

A set of forged ATS superlight 19-inch rims wrapped by Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres transfer the colossal amount of power to the tarmac. Meanwhile, stopping power comes courtesy of upgraded 370mm or 380mm carbon ceramic disc brakes.

Although shown in racing livery here, the hot BMW 1-Series is fully road legal. Pricing including the cost of the car starts from €119,000 (US$156,500). The final model is said to be ready to pass FIA admission regulations with only minimal changes.

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