Always count on Manhart Racing to leave us with a rash; a rash born from incessant itching to get ahold of its latest project.
Somehow, someway, Manhart did it again with its latest MH5 S Biturbo program for the BMW F10M M5.
Comprised of a new carbon-fiber aerodynamic kit to go with an engine mod, a suspension upgrade, and a fresh set of wheels, the MH5 S Biturbo is the kind of program the M5 would beg its owners to have.
To begin with, the aero kit features a slew of new components, including a front spoiler, a new hood with integrated carbon GTR air intake systems, a rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, and as a decorative treat, a full matte-grey metallic wrapping on the entire body of the sports sedan with matching decorative MHR stripes. As for the wheels, Manhart enlisted the help of ADV.1 wheels to give the M5 proper runners. The latter came through yet again, giving the M5 a set of 21-inch three-part rims shod in 265/30ZR21 and 305/25ZR21 tires.
Manhart Racing also installed a fully adjustable chassis frame from KW Clubsport, which can then be adjusted separately in compression and rebound stages and racing springs. Finally, Manhart also built performance-optimized racing drive-shaft support systems for the M5, ensuring that no stones are left unturned with its program.
Speaking of leaving no stones unturned, Manhart saved the best for last, fitting the engine with its own MHR carbon air intake system and MHR sports silencer made of high-grade steel with two 90 mm (3.54-inch) twin tail pipes to with a valve control system. All told, the modifications allowed the M5 and its 4.4-liter V-8 engine to produce 646 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, up from 560 and 502, respectively, and good enough to hit a top speed of 196 mph.