Apparently the basic M8 Competition, with 625 hp, isn’t good enough for some of us. German tuner Manhart took upon them to create the fastest M8 in the world, meet the MH8 800.
Based in Wuppertal, Manhart is a company specialized in tuning cars, mostly focused no optimizing BMW’s M cars. That is exactly what they did with the M8 Competition as well.
Manhart added almost 200 hp to the M8, giving it a power output of 823 hp and 1050 Nm torque, as opposed to the 625 hp and 750 Nm torque the normal M8 produces.
The MH8 800 has some promising acceleration times. It takes 2.6 seconds to reach 100km/h from standstill, and accelerating from 100 to 200 km/h takes 5.7 seconds.
The car is equipped with a Manhart turbo kit and intercooler, stainless steel rear silencer with remote valve, and Manhart added some sticker work to the body of the car.
Apparently adding carbon fibre parts to the spoilers and diffuser wasn’t enough, and Manhart needed to differentiate the looks of the car by adding stickers. The car is decorated with golden stripes, and the rims also show golden details.
The turbo kit and redesigned software on the engine control unit help increase the power of the 4.4 litre V8 engine. However, just beefing up the engine wouldn’t result in a safe and effective car. To get the most out of the M8, Manhart upgraded the transmission as well.
Manhart MH8 600
If you have been following BMW and Manhart for a while, you already know that this is the second Manhart edition of the BMW M8. The MH600 also has increased performance compared to the original M8, it has a power output of 621 horsepower and 890 Nm torque. The Mh600 focussed mainly on luxurious performance.
So, have these eye-catching images and performance oriented specs convinced you to buy a MH800 for yourself? The first of 10 cars is for sale for 223 000 euros in Germany. If you don’t live there, be prepared to pay a nice sum of import fees as well.
Source and pictures: Manhart Performance