This 2000 BMW M Coupe was turned into race car by the seller in 2004-2005 after an accident required a new front clip and engine replacement. The body and frame repair were performed at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the S52 inline-six was rebuilt with a lightened crank, racing flywheel, modified head, performance cams, exhaust header, and a Motec ECU. The engine is now said to make 335 horsepower and is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and limited slip differential. Suspension consists of Ground Control coilovers up front and Eibach springs on threaded perches in the rear, while the interior has been stripped and fitted with a roll cage. Recent work includes new Sparco seat covers, harnesses, window netting, fuel lines, and fluids. The seller notes that the car has only 12 hours of track use and is legal to race in HSR Group 5. Over $65k was spent on the build in addition to the initial cost of the car. It is sold with all receipts for the work, spares, and a Florida salvage title.
The car was first built to run in the SCCA showroom stock class, and the seller converted it for a BMWCCA modified class for the previous owner who barely drove it once completed. The seller recently acquired it after it sat for about 5 years without being raced. It has since been partially reconditioned for the track.
The car was totaled after an impact that caused extensive front end damage and required a new front end up to the A pillar. The two-tone black and yellow paint scheme was applied after the body was repaired at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The paint shines nicely and is said to be in good condition due to the minimal amount of track time the car has seen. No significant dings or dents are visible in photos.
All the stock glass was replaced with Lexan, including the windshield. A custom front grille was installed to accommodate brake cooling ducts.
The spartan interior has been stripped of all sound deadening and seam sealer, and is fitted with custom roll cage built from 1.5″ chromoly tubing. The cage extends forward to the struts and is said to be welded to the body in about 50 places.
The Sparco EVO racing seats have been secured properly and were recently fitted with new covers and Safecraft harnesses. New window nets were also added and a fire bottle is mounted behind the passenger seat.
The Momo steering wheel is mounted on a custom fabricated shaft, and the center stack is fitted with toggle switches, an electrical cutoff, and a timing beacon.
The S52 inline-six was built by JB Racing in Florida, and was modified with a lightened crank, racing flywheel, headwork, performance cams, header, and a Motec ECU. It is said to produce 335 horsepower. An aluminum radiator and oil cooler were added, and the stock 5-speed ZF transmission is mated to a limited slip differential that has been tightened up for track use.
Ground Control coilovers and adjustable camber plates are mounted up front, and Eibach springs are on threaded perches in the rear. The camber and toe are adjustable at the rear arms. The rear subframe is raised and sits on solid bushings, while the rear cross member has been stitch welded to the body. TC Kline adjustable bars have been installed in front and back.
The lightweight SSR wheels show no damage and are wrapped 8-year-old tires that need replacing. The car is said to handle well and would reportedly be competitive in HSR Group 5 enduro racing.
The car is said to need about a weekend of sorting before it would be ready for track use. It comes with a second set of wheels, several sets of brake pads, and other miscellaneous spare parts.