Just a few minutes in this should leave you blue in the face.
The BMW M8 continues to be a firm favorite with Manhart. The MH8 800 takes the Bavarian sports GT and kits it out with some more power, new wheels, a tighter suspension, and eye-catching body paint. We guess there really are some people out there that believe the standard M8 is just too ordinary.
BMW's twin-turbo gasoline S63B44 4.4-liter V8 remains under the hood but Manhart has installed an in-house developed performance kit that includes upgrades to the turbochargers and intercooler. This is supported by a carbon air intake and a stainless steel exhaust system. With all these upgrades combined, the tuner confirms a final power output of 823 horsepower and 789 lb-ft of torque.
The exhaust system connects to four 100 mm carbon cast tailpipes and can be specified with an OFP-delete and race-grade downpipes for countries that allow it. With the power figures enhanced, Manhart also decided to spec the MH8 800 with a KW spring suspension upgrade for more depth and optimized driving dynamics.
Further highlights to the chassis include a set of 21-inch Manhart Spider rims that are mated to 275/30ZR21 front and 295/30ZR21 rear tires. Complementing the matt blue body paint is a carbon fiber body kit that consists of a hood with GTR air outlets, a front splitter, side skirts, and a rear diffuser. A Manhart decal set rounds out the exterior while an Alcantara steering wheel with a carbon accent on the lower spoke highlights the cockpit.
Manhart confirms that it will be assembling just ten of these builds with the one seen here being the fifth model in the range. Should this package be just a bit too drastic for your liking, the standard BMW M8 is still available with its 617 hp and 553 lb-ft power figure. The GT was set on the world in late 2019 as a successor to the acclaimed M6 range.
While it was well-received by critics, a recent report revealed that the moniker faces somewhat of an uncertain future due to the disappointing initial demand, particularly in the US. Moving units was such a challenge that specific dealers throughout the country chose not to allocate new stock for the Coupe and Convertible in 2021, with the Gran Coupe being the only body style to fly the M8 flag. Thankfully, these were reintroduced to the market for 2022. Of course, the highly anticipated CSL may change the way the market sees the M8 altogether.