Turning the BMW Eight Series into the Supercar it was meant to be! World first M8 BMW. 0-100km in 4.3 seconds and, one of three BMW M8 E39 M5 Conversions in the World. This vehicle was originally manufactured as a 1997 E31 Eight Series. It was previously owned by Brad Worthington (of the Worthington BMW Dealership in Gosford) from whom I purchased the car. This unique vehicle is a rare supercar conversion.
1987 BMW E31 M8 CUSTOM SUPERCAR
- Powerful V8 with complete engine rebuilt professionally
- Nick Peak of Performance Supercar conversion E39 M5
- Custom bonnet to house E39 M5 Motor with genuine E92 M3 vents cut meticulously into bonnet along with air scoop intake
- M8 plates not included but can be purchased
- Fully restored interior
- ABS brakes
- Factory sunroof
- Cruise control
- Remote Central Locking
- CD Stacker with Sound Surround
- Climate Control Air Conditioning
- Two SRS Airbags
- Electric Seats
- Power Windows and Mirrors
- 18" Alloy Wheels Custom-made (along with a matching spare wheel)
- Paintwork and Leather Upholstery are in superb Show Condition!
- Won the Mercedes Car Club German Car Show, and has been runner up in the BMW Show of Excellence.
- Investment of 75K spent in turning the vehicle into a Supercar!
- The Evolution of my BMW M8: I decided that the S62B50 E39 M5 would be the ideal engine to transplant into my original 4.4 litre Eight Series, along with the E39 M5's six speed gearbox and drivetrain. From the factory the 4.4litre engine has 286bhp at the flywheel, in contrast to the E39 M5's 400 bhp stock engine. The E39 M5 produces an amazing 80% of its torque at 2000 RPM, and 500 Nm of Torque at 3,800 RPM. When the Stock M62 E39 engine was implanted into my Eight, it was powerful enough to catapult the car to 100 kms in 4.7sec, in contrast to 5.6 sec to 100Kms performance of the 850 CSi which was the most powerful version of the Eight Series ever sold to the public. Having now been tuned, with Race Trumpets, Shorter Differential, Sports Manifold, Exhaust, Cams, and Enhanced Clutch, plus a Short Shifter Kit, my implanted E39 M5 engine has nearly 435bhp at the Flywheel, whereas the 850CSi had only 375bhp at the engine. The power outcome difference is significant, as my M8 is capable of doing 0 to 100 kms in 4.4 sec, just more than a second faster than the CSi V12 Flagship.
- Featured in BMW's Torque Magazine. Read more on this magnificent Supercar.