Some people just can’t have enough of a good thing, can they? Take for example the BMW M3. As a standard model, the car is already equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 414 horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque. But for German tuning company, CLP Automotive, that just won’t cut it. Actually, for these guys, a standard BMW M3 isn’t even enough. Not only have they developed a sick tuning program for the M3, but this particular program actually turns the M3 into a GT race car.
Aerodynamically, CLP gave the M3 all the goodies found in a GT race car, including a new front wing, an engine bonnet, a side channel bar and sidewall jet, a new rear apron, a pair of redesigned spoilers, and a set of 19" sports wheels. For the interior, the German tuning firm added Recaro bucket seats and a roll cage, as well as undergoing a number of weight saving measures.
Finally, CLP developed a power optimization program for the M3 that spikes the output of the sportscar from the standard 414 horsepower all the way up to 600 horsepower. In addition to the PO program, technical improvements like an optimized Bilstein-thread and a new Akrapovic titanium exhaust system are also included.
The only drawback with this program is that it’s going to burn some serious holes in your pocket. The aerodynamic changes alone will cost you €8,880, which is around $12,5000 based on current exchange rates. As for the performance enhancements, the cost is a staggering €69,000, which is $97,700 based on current exchange rates.
Clearly, the whole program is not for the weak of bank accounts. But if you have enough money to burn, you can’t go wrong with CLP’s tuning program for the BMW M3.