Gruppe5 Motorsport hasn’t made a name for itself yet, but consider this an excellent kick start. The tuner and midfier has now come out with this ultra-attention-grabbing BMW 2002, packing a 800-horsepower, V-10 engine.
It’s not real, though, so hold your horses. But Gruppe5 Motorsport says it doesn intend to build the ride down the line. So where did it get the idea for such a car?
Well, for starters, a German race team called AC Schnitzer raced a few BMW 2002 turbo models in Group 5 back in the 1970s. That’s exactly the kind of magic, bombastic, beastly appeal the shop wants to capture with this build.
As such, this BMW 2002 by Gruppe5 Motorsport is totally insane. While the car hasn’t been built yet, key people are now involved in making this project happen. There’s Steve Dinan, who’s working on the V-10 engine. Bill Riley of Riley Technologies is handing the chassis and construction. At the top of it all is Gruppe5 Motorsport founder Tom Zajac. He’s an avid BMW enthusiast who raced a 1972 BMW 2002 in the 1980s in SCCA. Suffice it to say that this is his personal passion project.
He plans to roll out 100 models with a 5.9-liter V-10 engine courtesy of Dinan’s assistance. These builds will apparently be able to reach the 803 horsepower figure on 100-octane fuel. He also plans to output 200 models with a 5.8-liter V-10 engine, which would top out 744 horsepower with 100-octane in the tank. Both engines will come with a six-speed sequential-shift transmission.MORE DETAILS HERE
Photos courtesy of Gruppe5 Motorsport