Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Group 5 E21 320 Turbo

Stanceworks' series of adoring portraits of BMW North America's heritage fleet has been a joy to behold. The latest snapshot is of this rather magnificent brute, the Group 5 E21.
You've probably spotted the bold 'McLaren BMW' legend on the rump. This racer was run by Team McLaren in the IMSA Camel GT series, and their expert fettling of the turbocharged M12 engine yielded over 650bhp. Pretty fiery in an aggressively aerodynamic silhouette that weighs comfortably under a ton. Somewhat astonishingly, the engine block is the same spec as that found in standard 320 road cars of the period...
You can read all about it, and see more of these beautiful photos, here.

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