We recently reported on Manhart’s manic F90, the MH5 800. The German tuner has now released a one-of-one project, based on none other than BMW’s own monster, the M5 CS. Manhart call it the MH5 GTR limited 01/01.
Nomen est omen indeed, if you’re at all familiar with how Manhart do things, you’ll immediately have a sense of what this four-seater is capable of, just from its name.
The MH5 GTR has been wrapped in “Moonlight”, a shimmering, silky dark blue wrap that contrasts with the grey elements of the Manhart decal set. While the factory M5 CS features gold accents, Manhart have gone for a much darker appearance and as such have removed the gold elements.
Forged Manhart Classic Line Y-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels sit at each corner, with the front tyres being 275/30ZR21 items and the rears 295/30ZR21. In addition, spacers have been installed on the front axle to ensure perfect alignment of the wheel/tyre combinations. Cornering dynamics have been enhanced by way of a Manhart suspension upgrade which consists of coil springs manufactured by KW.
There’s no arguing over the already wild performance credentials of the F90 M5 CS, but Manahart haver yet again turned things up to eleven, increasing the twin-turbo V8’s power and torque from 467 kW and 750 N.m to an absolutely preposterous 580 kW and 935 N.m. This is achieved by means of an MHtronik powerbox as well as a Manhart carbon air intake.
A special cat-back exhaust system with valve control takes care of the way the MH5 GTR sounds, with buyers have the option of either 102-millimetre carbon tailpipes or the standard quad-pipe ceramic coated pipes. The former also features oil particulate filter-delete replacement pipes with 200-cell HJS catalytic converters, along with the oil particulate filter/gas particulate filter “deleter”.
Manhart will have the MH5 GTR limited 01/01 on display at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, as well as theur limited MH4 GTR and an “upcoming new surprise.”
More details can be found at Manhart’s product page.