Legendary tuner Steve Dinan reveals first product from his new company.
The BMW M8 is one of the finest GT sports cars out there, but as good as it is, some people want a little more. We're still waiting to see what BMW itself has planned for the car, but if you can't wait and want to get your Bimmer tuned, someone like Steve Dinan would be the ideal choice to do that.
If you're a BMW fan and don't know who Steve Dinan is, you're missing out on some very interesting stories and lore. Nevertheless, you don't have to know everything about the man to appreciate his latest works, which appear under the banner of a new company called CarBahn. It will specialize in BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, Audi S and RS, and Porsche models, but it starts with the M8 Competition.
Four varying packages are available: GT, GTS, GTC, and GTR. The first three offer softer suspension and a "more street-oriented aero package," while GTR cars will be stiffer and get more extreme aero, brakes, and tires. For the M8, the GT package offers a $1,500 coilover suspension that maintains the electronic dampers and drops the car by between 0.5 and 1 inch. Adjustable anti-roll bars for $1,000, and $2,600 camber adjustment kits with upgraded suspension bearings are offered too, along with an $8,600 power package with air filters, bigger intercoolers and heat exchangers, and software.
The speed limiter is also removed to achieve a top speed of over 200 mph, and new wheels and tires can be optionally added for $9,200. These are Forgeline 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup R rubber. In total, this $13,700 package (excluding wheels and tires) promises 824 horsepower and 779 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane fuel and 882 hp and 795 lb-ft on 100 octane.
Next up is the $23,700 GTS package, which promises 850 hp and 795 lb-ft on 93 fuel and 940 hp with the same torque on 100 octane. The exact same features as the GT package are fitted, plus bigger turbos and meth injection as part of the $18,600 power package, but this is still coming. If that's still not wild enough, the $43,000 GTC package is also in development with up to 900 hp on 93 octane and 1,000 hp on 100 octane. The changes over the GTS package are a "CarBahn engine" as part of the $38,600 power package, so we assume a built motor with stronger pistons and connecting rods, among other things. No GTR model is listed here yet, but we think Dinan has made his point: BMWs touched by his company will be wild.