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Gruppe5 Motorsports BMW 2002 Will Have You Seeing Red

by Shane McGlaun
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A company out of Indiana called Gruppe5 Motorsports wants to build the craziest BMW 2002 cars ever. The cars start with an original 1968 to 1975 BMW 2002′ steel structure, and get upgraded with an alloy roll cage and bonded carbon fiber body panels.

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The company wants to build 300 of the widebody 2002s seen in the renderings here. 200 of them will have a 5.8-liter BMW V10 making 744 hp. The other 100 will have a 5.9-liter BMW V10 making 803 hp. To get those power figures requires race fuel, so you won’t achieve quite so much power on public roads. Both engines are mated with a six-speed XTrac sequential transaxle.

The suspension is pushrod just like a real race car, and the little ride makes 2400 pounds of downforce. Unfortunately, pricing for the Gruppe5 Motorsports BMW 2002 is just as insane as the build specs. The 5.8L car will cost $875,000, while the 5.9L car will start at $975,000.

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