The BMW at the top of the range, at least in terms of performance, is the M8 Competition. It’s very quick, but Manhart stepped in and turned him into a real hypercar killer with an infusion of more power – a lot more. Known as the MH8 800, it develops no less than 823 horsepower (614 kilowatts) and 774 pound-feet (1,050 Newton meters) of torque from the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 from BMW. Manhart says it is enough to send the M8 all-wheel drive to 100 km / h in just 62 seconds.
Is the car really that fast? Enter Shmee 150, which stopped in the Manhart store in Germany to take a close look at the modified GT car. Most importantly, he climbed behind the wheel for a test drive that included sprints on unrestricted highway sections. More on that in a bit.
The video opens with a preview of some of the exterior adjustments that Manhart brings to the big BMW. The familiar black and gold pattern looks great on the M8, and the added carbon fiber front and rear are both subtle and attractive. There’s more carbon fiber in the interior as well as the extra Manhart brand, but it’s the invisible performance improvements that really make this car something special.
The M8’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 receives new turbos, an improved intercooler, a new exhaust system and an engine tuning to keep everything in harmony. The suspension is also lowered, but as the video suggests, the comfort of the M8 is not sacrificed in the process. Shmee comments that he is actually surprisingly calm and relaxed despite cruising at 250 km / h (155 mph).
The MH8 800, however, is capable of so Faster. This video doesn’t have an official acceleration data record, but Shmee does many sprints at different speeds and has no doubts about Manhart’s claims. Breathing at 155 mph is effortless, and on a clearer stretch of highway, it hits 305 km / h (190 mph) with the car still accelerating quite hard.
So yes, the M8 competition listening to Manhart is certainly a player in the world of hypercar, if not a killer of hypercar flat.