German tuner Manhart Racing is showcasing their latest offering, a twin turbo BMW M3 at the 2012 Essen Motor Show. The standard 4.0-litre V8 engine in the M3 has been replaced with a 4.4-litre unit sourced from a BMW X6 M. With a remapped ECU, a new Akrapovic Evolution Titanium exhaust system and a sport catalytic converter, the Manhart Racing MH3 V8R Biturbo BMW M3 churns out an impressive 655 horsepower and 974 Nm of torque.
Improvement to the car’s handling is taken care of by a set of KW sports suspension. Apart from the donor engine, the M3 also gets its four-piston brake calipers repainted inand larger rotors from the BMW X6 M. The last bit to come from the X6 M is the six-speed automatic transmission.
The Manhart Racing BMW M3 rides on 20×9 rims up front and 20×12 rims at the rear.