For those of you who have heard the name Hamann, you will know they are a pretty crazy bunch of people. Taking a perfectly good BMW/Ferrari/Lamborghini and turning it into an incredible work of art.
Well, this time round is no different. If i was given a brand new 2007 BMW E92 M3, i wouldn’t want to change a thing. In fact, all i would want to do is drive it 24/7, but those crazy dudes at Hamann thought, “Hmmm, why not take the V8 out, and put a V10 in its place? In fact, lets boost the normal power of the V10 from 500bhp to 560bhp.” They used an advanced performance version with 560 bhp at 7,750 rpm. Featuring an impressive 424 lb-ft of torque at 6,100 rpm, it delivers a surge of power through a seven-speed manual SMG transmission resulting that most passengers are shocked groping for something to hang on to during acceleration. The sprint takes 4.2 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.
Other special bits on the Thunder are a set of Hamann sport catalysts, 20 inch wheels – using a size 325/25 ZR20 on the rear, a customized interior to make it even more Hamann and special aero parts to make it stick to the road like glue.
All of these modifications can be done, from the engine changes, aerodynamics, brakes, wheels and interior designs, on all gas engine 3-series coupes starting with the 325i, 330i, 335i through to the M3.