AC Schnitzer was recently invited to Nardo to take part in a high speed competition organised by Continental AG and Auto Bild Sportscars magazine where its M6 Gran Coupe recorded the fastest time for a BMW.
Each of the sixteen vehicles present at the Beyond 300 km/h event was fitted with GPS speed measurement equipment before hitting the 13 kilometre long high speed test track. Those interested in the results will have to buy the latest issue of Auto Bild Sportscars, but AC Schnitzer has already spilled the beans on its own success, recording a maximum of 328.9 km/h (204 mph).
Turning to the M6’s powerplant, AC Schnitzer’s performance upgrade, which includes remapped ECU software and a rear silencer with adjustable flap control, sees output from the turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 jump from 418 kW (560 hp) and 680 Nm of torque to 456 kW (620 hp) and 790 Nm, good enough for a 305 km/h (190) top speed.
Visually the company’s aero package comprises of a carbon front spoiler, chromed front grille, hood vents, carbon rear diffuser section and rear spoiler (for the Coupe models only). The sport spring kit provides a drop of 15 mm at the front and 25 mm at the rear, while the 20 and 21-inch wheel and tyre packages on offer include the company’s Type VIII (one-piece/multi-piece/forged), Type V (forged) and Type IV rims in Silver or BiColour.
[Source: AC Schnitzer]