For a substantial interval, Studie has performed a distinguished position in driving the BMW tuning scene in Japan. At their workshop in Tokyo, there’s all the time one thing particular taking place, as revealed on this video. Famend automotive YouTuber Larry Chen had the chance to discover a few of their demo vehicles, and apparently, not all of them had been M fashions.
Proper on the constructing’s entrance, a tastefully modified Z8 was showcased, flanked by an M340i and the brand new M2, with the latter painted within the unique Zandvoort Blue shade. The Sign Inexperienced M3 G80 beside them additionally grabs consideration, together with an aesthetic right-hand-drive ALPINA B3 wagon primarily based on the three Collection Touring F31. Amidst the ocean of modified street and race vehicles, one car stands in its unique state — maybe probably the most precious of all of them, the three.0 CSL.
No, not the unique E9, however its modern-day equal – the brand new 3.0 CSL. Basically a retro interpretation of the M4 CSL, it includes a customized physique design paying homage to the long-lasting Batmobile from the Seventies. Restricted to only 50 models worldwide, one in all these uncommon specimens has discovered a house in Japan, owned by Studie’s proprietor, Yasuaki “Bob” Suzuki.
Remarkably, this #15 automotive is believed to be one in all solely two 3.0 CSLs in the complete nation. It’s successfully a brand new automotive, having been pushed for simply 439 kilometers (273 miles) to this point. It nonetheless even has the manufacturing unit safety wrap on the gear shifter. BMW constructed these vehicles strictly with two seats, echoing the M4 CSL that additionally eschewed the rear bench to shave off weight.
Opposite to the norm in Japan, the place most vehicles are right-hand drive, this specific coupe boasts a left-hand drive structure. There are conflicting experiences relating to whether or not BMW constructed any of the three.0 CSLs with the steering wheel on the fitting facet. Some declare RHD vehicles do exist, however we haven’t seen any to this point. The three.0 CSL has probably the most highly effective inline-six engine ever put in in a BMW street automotive, and in contrast to within the auto-only M4 CSL, the “S58” routes energy to the rear wheels by way of a six-speed handbook.
The German automaker by no means formally disclosed the car’s price ticket, though a number of experiences estimated it price €850,000. One has already been subsequently bought at an public sale for over €1 million and there’s a high-end vendor in Germany charging an eye-watering €1,249,500.
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