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Old 08-16-2019, 10:25 PM
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BMW X5 Le Mans Experimental Build

BMW X5 Le Mans Experimental - Only ONE Produced

Created in 2000.

This beast would make Dr. Frankenstein smile.

Its V-12 engine with 700 Brake Horsepower, was more powerful than the 24 Hour Le Mans winners of 1995 and 1999.




Why has anyone done this yet on an X5?

In other BMW forums.........people made:

E36 wagon powered via S50B32
E39 wagon Powered via S62B50
E91 wagon powered via S65B40/44








The donk (Australian slang for engine) maybe the issue perhaps.


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Old 08-16-2019, 11:18 PM
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Call me when a salvage title wrecked McLaren F1 shows up for cheap.... :/

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Old 08-17-2019, 12:05 AM
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BMW X5 Le Mans Experimental - Only ONE Produced



Created in 2000.



This beast would make Dr. Frankenstein smile.



Its V-12 engine with 700 Brake Horsepower, was more powerful than the 24 Hour Le Mans winners of 1995 and 1999.









Why has anyone done this yet on an X5?



In other BMW forums.........people made:



E36 wagon powered via S50B32

E39 wagon Powered via S62B50

E91 wagon powered via S65B40/44

















The donk (Australian slang for engine) maybe the issue perhaps.







I did do this, and it cost me thousands!

NEVER imitate Hans Stuck..

Unless, your bill fold can back it up!

Mine is bruised.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:38 PM
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BMW X5 Le Mans Experimental Build

BMW X5 RMS Supercharged - Only ONE Produced

Created In 2012

Itís a I6 Supercharged Engine 400 Horsepower 5 Speed Manual Gear Box





The Le Mans Experimental Build Is What Inspired Me

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Old 08-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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Very nice.

Looking from the car looks like they modified the front bumper, headlamp (pre-facelift), roof rail delete and retro-fitted side mirrors.

Rims are 20inch BMW Motorsport? Looks like a BBS e-88.

I assume it's using a e39 M5 instrument cluster and steering wheel.

Just can't figure out from what car are the side mirrors and door panel / trim?
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:49 PM
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Very nice.

Looking from the car looks like they modified the front bumper, headlamp (pre-facelift), roof rail delete and retro-fitted side mirrors.

Rims are 20inch BMW Motorsport? Looks like a BBS e-88.

I assume it's using a e39 M5 instrument cluster and steering wheel.

Just can't figure out from what car are the side mirrors and door panel / trim?
There's a really good article about it from about 10 years ago somewhere out in the Bimmer ether. The mirrors rotate at the base like the M5 mirrors, but my faded memory from the article has me in E36 M3 land for some reason.

I do recall that it was only RWD and literally nothing from the E53 was in the drivetrain.
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Yes, it's RWD. There are 2 videos in this article. The one with Hans Stuck driving is in German, but turn up the volume because that X5 sounds wicked!!

https://www.motor1.com/news/175611/c...mw-x5-le-mans/

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Old 08-18-2019, 01:49 AM
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There's a really good article about it from about 10 years ago
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Sure thing!

But really no one really dared to atleast clone it externally sans the motor!

Maybe to ricer for some taste.....

With E53's dirt cheap price now....something to think about!

I may have similar Rims and side mirror....just need to find which boxes in the shed.
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I saw the car in person at Le Mans in 2000. It got a lot of attention in the paddock. That is probably when I first said I wanted an X5
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