Take a look at the crazy BMW 3-Series with a 5.3-liter V8 small blockMay 3, 2020
The American workshop turned the E36 sedan into a wild show car
Atelier Hidden Motorsports from Ohio, USA made an old 5.3-liter small-block LS V8 shell from an old BMW 3-Series E36. With the original sedan, a lightweight show car with a safety cage is unified only by the body shape, optics, windshield, wheels and front panel.
The Hidden Motorsports project has little to do with the usual BMW “three”: instead of the standard engine, a custom 5.3-liter engine is installed, based on the components of the General Motors “small-block” engine, the power unit is complemented by a pair of turbo boosters, an individual cooling, intake and exhaust system.
The standard gearbox gave way to a reinforced six-speed “mechanics” Tremec T56. Performance was not measured at the stand, but the engine is expected to produce about 1,000 horsepower. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels.
They ruthlessly got rid of the “extra” elements of the interior and exterior: the roof was cut, the doors, hood, front fenders, bumpers were removed, the trunk area was cut out, and the interior was replaced with four racing buckets with four-point seat belts.
The driver’s place has not undergone significant changes: the front panel, the dashboard and the pedals are the same, replaced with a sports steering wheel, and a new gearbox mount is installed. For better traction with asphalt, half-slick tires are installed on the rear axle, although the wheels on the 3 Series are standard.
Liberal American law allows even such crazy “cramps” to travel on public roads, so that BMW retained registration marks. While the workshop Hidden Motorsports shared only a video of the first exit and did not use the potential of the car to its fullest.
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