M&D exclusive cardesign, M&D PD6XX GT3
M&D PD6XX GT3: BMW 650i in M6 GT3 attire
The recently unveiled M6 GT3 is BMW’s new GT3 category challenger for the 2016 motorsports season. However, the fact that this fully-fledged race machine will never wear licence plates does not preclude the existence of a street legal doppelganger.
Inspired by the muscular looks of the M6 GT3, Dinslaken-based M&D exclusive car design have taken a humble 650i (F13) Coupe and turned it into a dead ringer for BMW’s new podium chaser.
Known as the PD6XX GT3, the sleek 6-Series Coupe is dressed to kill with M&D’s bespoke wide-body aero kit that starts with a new front bumper featuring enlarged front air intakes, along with a front splitter and dive planes on each side to reduce lift.
The lines of this wider front bumper flow into the pumped up wheel arches moulded into the replacement front wings. A new bonnet with a prominent power bulge hints at the enhanced power of the twin-turbo V8 motor beneath.
The wider rear arches grafted onto the steel bodywork match the style of the front arches, and house even wider wheels and tyres. Prominent side skirts visually link the wider front and rear arches whose muscular lines merge into the new rear bumper, whose integrated diffuser is flanked by the four big exhaust tailpipes. The final element of the aero kit is the boot-lid mounted spoiler that helps to reduce lift over the rear axle.
To fill out the big arches of their PD6XX GT3 project car, M&D fit their three-piece Rennen Forged Type R-55 alloy wheels in 10.0 and 11.0x21-inch sizes front and rear, shod with 255/30R21 and 295/25R21 ultra-low profile Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres.
These deeply dished alloy wheels feature matte gold spokes, with the outer rims in a glossy gold, and the interior surfaces and wheel bolts in black. Finished in Racing Red, the big brake calipers stand out behind the wheel spokes.
Combined with the 30 mm drop in ride height using lower sport springs, the result is a car with a low and mean stance, whose alloy wheels are even more eye catching than the footwear on BMW’s new M6 GT3 racer.
Experts in foil wrapping exclusive cars, M&D have applied the red and blue BMW motorsport colours to the mineral white base car in a pattern that clearly mimics the dynamic colour scheme of the M6 GT3.
Various exterior parts were also highlighted with gloss black paint to create strong visual contrast. The bonnet features colourful flashes in Racing Red, black and blue.
In standard trim, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produces 408 hp and 600 Nm of torque. To give the PD6XX GT3 the go to match its show, M&D exclusive cardesign use individual ECU software optimisation to ramp this up to 495 hp with 722 Nm of torque.
The more muscular engine is vocalised through a custom-made sports exhaust system with a X-pipe and a pair of rear silencers that each expel the exhaust gases through twin 80 mm diameter black chrome finish tailpipes.
While BMW will never actually make an M6 GT3 for the street, there is no doubt that the M&D exclusive cardesign PD6XX GT3 is a snapshot of what such a car could be like. By the way: the pictured car is for sale!
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M & D exclusive cardesign
Markus Ledwig & D. Sychala GbR
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Tel: +49 (0) 20 64/45 67-199
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