Meet the BMW RS-M3 from the RS-RacingTeam

BMW RS-M3 RS-RacingTeam

RS-performance, RS-driving, and RS-fun.

The BMW M3 GT2 and BMW M3 DTM are two race cars that we lust after. They may not be street legal, but they’re two race cars that we’d love to put through their paces on the track. Unfortunately, the only way you’re going to be behind the wheel of these is if you’re a professional driver, own a racing team, or have some REALLY good connections. But, there’s an alternative – the BMW RS-M3 by RS-RacingTeam.

The new BMW RS-M3 is an E92 M3 (Coupe) that’s outfitted with all of your favorite race car goodies and is ready to hit the track at full throttle. The RS-RacingTeam engineers upped the power on the 4.0-liter V-8 engine with a variety of modifications and a software tune for a total of 450 horsepower at 8,300 RPM and 318 lb-ft. of torque at 4,100 RPM. As a result of the software tune, the top speed limiter was removed, and top speed is now set at 185.75 mph (299 km/h). After the transformation, 418.9 lbs. (190 kg) was removed to improve the overall performance of the BMW RS-M3. Acceleration from 0-62 now takes just 4.6 seconds and 124 mph comes in a mere 14.7 seconds.

BMW RS-M3 RS-RacingTeam

RS-RacingTeam took steps to ensure that the BMW RS-M3 handles like a true race car at the track. The entire suspension was modified with a new Bilstein B16 PSS10, ten-way adjustable chassis to allow drivers to alter the components for a certain track, and as an added bonus, are also MOT-approved. The brakes were upgraded with new performance pads, air inlets, and steel flex lines to ensure reliable stopping power. The factory wheels were also replaced with new ATS-Superlight forged wheels in a 10.0 x 19 fitment at the front and rear axle with corresponding sport tires.

While the added power, reduced weight, and improved chassis provides all kinds of smiles, what makes the BMW RS-M3 a race car is on the inside. A DMSB-certified safety cell from Weichers Sport was welded and features bars that make it easier for driver and passenger to enter/exit safely. A pair of certified hard shell racing seats with six-point safety harnesses holds passengers in place and provides another level of protection. The stripped interior also features a new gearshifter, carbon fiber paneling, and more.

The BMW RS-M3 race car by RS-RacingTeam can be ordered by customers as a new car starting at 80,000 Euros, with prices topping out at 110,000 Euros depending on the upgrades. Customers can also request a street-legal version of the car from the German company.

RS-RacingTeam BMW RS-M3 Specifications

Engine:
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 450 hp/331 kW at 8.300 RPM
Maximum Torque: 317.85 lb-ft./431 Nm at 4,100 RPM

Performance:
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 14.7 seconds
Top Speed: 185.75 mph/299 km/h

Wheels, Chassis, and Brakes:
Wheels: ATS-Superlight forged
Wheel Size: 10.0 x 19
Suspension: Bilstein B16 PSS10, ten-way adjustable, MOT approved
Brakes: Perormance pads with new air ducts and steel flex lines
Body: 418.9 lbs./190 kg reduced weight

Interior:
-Wiechers welded roll cage, DMSB-certified
-Two certified racing seats with six-point racing harnesses
-New gearshifter
-Carbon fiber paneling

RS-RacingTeam BMW RS-M3 Gallery

[Source: RS-RacingTeam]

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Ryan Konko, Senior Motoring Editor

Since his first drive in a Porsche 911, Ryan has been infatuated with high-end automobiles. Dating back to his high-school days, Ryan has had a knack for writing about his adventures with cars, his first being a 1994 Chrysler Concorde (what an experience). Ryan is your satirical guide to the affluent caviar-fueled automotive world. He also likes to stand in front of moving objects while playing lacrosse and floor hockey.