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BMW 1 Series M Coupe goes racing

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe is one of the best cars of all time and certainly one of the most raved about models of recent times.

Some fans out there love the BMW 1 Series M Coupe as if its the Messiah and would not change anything about it.

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

Unfortunately, not everybody agrees with these fans and when Global Concept Automobile decided to take one into the racing.

Whenever a production car is turned into a racer, there’s plenty of components that need to be changed in order to handle the conditions but what GC Automobile did is beyond belief.

Technically called a silhouette race car, this racing version of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is miles away from the car we all know and love.

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

Naturally, the wheels, tires, brakes, suspension setup and all of the interior was changed but things go a lot further than that.

I’m not even talking about the wider, lower, aerodynamic body which has robbed away some of the looks of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

I’m talking about the racing team taking away the very heart of the 1 Series M Coupe, its engine and gearbox. Whereas we all loved the 3.0 liter twin-turbo straight six and the manual gearbox, apparently it won’t cut it on the track.

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

GC Automobile BMW 1 Series M Coupe racer

Instead, GC Automobile opted for a 6.2 liter Chevrolet V8 engine with 550 horsepower and a sequential gearbox. No doubt the performance is of a different level but we just can’t help but disapprove of the decision to build this car.

A silhouette racer has nothing to do with the production model it resembles and thus they could have made it any other shape they wanted.

The French racing team have ruined the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. It has a reputation for being a car that’s fun, that makes you happy… not some serious racer that is unrelated.

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