The M3 GT 500 is here for a good time.
Two-door sports car looking for a good time. Has 470 horsepower and a V-8 that’s more than happy to rev and get sideways on the track. Fit, athletic, and low to the ground with a superb OEM fitment. Likes to go fast and is looking for a companion for the racetrack and maybe some intimate time after a long day racing. Please respond with picture and paragraph describing yourself.
That’s probably how the new Leib Engineering E92 BMW M3 GT 500 would write an advertisement in the classified personals section of the local newspaper. If it were to be published we’re guessing that its mailbox would be flooded with replies “looking for a good time.”
And that lucky person would surely find it with the BMW M3 GT 500. Starting things off, the 4.0-liter V-8 engine has a little bit of excitement hiding beneath that hood. The naturally-aspirated engine gained a full stainless steel exhaust that goes all the way back from the manifold and includes a 100-cell HJS catalytic converter, X-pipe with middle mufflers, and rear muffler with vacuum-controlled Pierburg valves that can be opened or closed through the M-key. After a quick software tune, the V-8 churns out an attractive 470 horsepower and sends it through a quicker-shifting dual-clutch gearbox that also received a software update.
The chassis, along with the tuned engine, gives the Leib BMW M3 GT 500 a vibrant personality that’s packed with all sorts of charm. The entire chassis is now more dynamic thanks to a KW DDC ECU software reflash that allows the electronic damper system of the high-tech coilovers to be controlled through the EDC or M-keys. Red Brembo GT six-piston front and four piston rear calipers clench down on 380 x 32 and 320 x 28 mm discs for better stopping power with reduced fade, while a ABS software retune designed for racing slicks helps to further reduce stopping distances. Leib Engineering chose the OEM route for wheels and opted for a set of 8.5 x 19 and 9.5 x 19 BMW M220 forged alloys in a black powdered finish with 235/35 R19 and 265/30 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup semi-slick tires for even greater amounts of grip.
But the Leib BMW M3 GT 500 is the perfect package when it comes to the dating game; it also has the looks to boot. Its Alpine White paint is contrasted by select OEM BMW Performance Program carbon fiber accessories such as flaps under the front spoiler, side mirrors, and trunk-mounted spoiler. Inside, “companions” will enjoy a wealth of soft alcantara worn by each of the BMW Performance seats and steering wheel with shift lever and digital display. Leib Engineering logos and stitching are worn throughout the interior and invite occupants to stay just a little longer after their date with the race track.
So, if you’re looking for a good time at the race track or winding roads and want a companion to enjoy it with then look no further than the Leib Engineering E92 BMW M3 GT 500. It’s better than what you’ll find on eHarmony, trust us.
Leib Engineering E92 BMW M3 GT 500 Specifications
Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 470
-Stainless steel exhaust with 100-cell catalytic converter, X-pipe, and rear muffler with valves
Type: Seven-speed dual clutch
-Software tune for faster shifting
Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes:
Wheels: OEM BMW M220 forged alloy with black powdered finish
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 19
Rear Wheels: 9.5 x 19
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup semi-slick
Front Tires: 235/35 R19
Rear Tires: 265/30 R19
Suspension: KW DDC ECU tune
Front Brakes: Brembo GT with red six-piston calipers and 380 x 32 mm discs
Rear Brakes: Brembo GT with red four-piston calipers and 320 x 28 mm discs
-OEM carbon fiber front spoiler flaps
-OEM carbon fiber side mirrors
-OEM carbon fiber rear trunklid spoiler
-OEM performance seats with alcantara and custom embroidery and stitching
-OEM steering wheel with alcantara and digital display
Leib Engineering E92 BMW M3 GT 500 Gallery
[Source: Leib Engineering]