• Prior Design’s Wide Body Kit for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Takes it to the Next Level

Just when you thought the BMW 8 Series couldn’t get heftier

The BMW 8 Series goes on sale this month, and prospective owners can already look forward to a wealth of ways to modify the luxury grand tourer that steps in to replace the 6 Series. One such option comes from Prior Design who proposes an outlandish body kit.

Now that we’ve seen how both the coupe and the convertible 8 Series looks like, it’s time to let the tuners do their thing and rework the car’s appearance. One of the first to do just that is Prior Design who previews a wide body design for the grand tourer that enhances the car’s already menacing look. To top things off, they decided a vivid red would be the best color for it.

Is the Prior Design 8 Series wide enough for you?

Prior Design's Wide Body Kit for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Takes it to the Next Level
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One would think that the first tuner to rise to the occasion and give the 8 Series a body kit would be German tuners Hartge or AC Schnitzer, both of which have been modifying BMWs for decades. However, one of the boldest attempts that we’ve seen thus far comes from Prior Design. Their studio presented this render which portrays a flaming red 8 Series.

It's called the PD800 and, by the looks of things, everything that was aggressive on the stock model has now been dialed to 11 with this tuning kit.

First off, the outer grilles underneath the headlights are bigger, fitting in just perfectly with the flared arches that barely wrap around the 21-inch multi-spoke black PD4 rims. Then there’s the inlet underneath the BMW kidneys which was also enlarged and go two honeycomb-shaped nostrils on either side.

The hood was altered too, receiving a rearward-facing air vent with louvers. The widening theme continues at the back where the bulging arches cover the already wide shoulders of the 8 Series. Also, Prior Design added an air vent just before the rear wheel well within the side skirt and enlarged the opening aft of the front wheel well. At the back, the tuning company fitted a carbon fiber spoiler for aerodynamic purposes.

The intimidating line is further enhanced by a set of H&R coilovers that lower the ride height of the 8 Series to give it just the right stance.

Prior Design hasn’t let anything out regarding the price of the body kit or if more mechanical tweaks are in store. We also don’t know when the kit will become available for those proud BMW 8 Series owners that think the 4,100-pound grand tourer doesn’t stand out enough as it arrives from the factory.

Further Reading

2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2019 BMW 8 Series.

2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible.

2019 BMW M8 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 BMW M8 Coupe.

2019 BMW M8 Exterior Exclusive Renderings Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 BMW M8 Convertible.

Source: Car Scoops

Michael Fira
Michael Fira
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Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read full bio
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