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      03-29-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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BMW M2 V8 MARC - Testing at Spa-Francorchamps!

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This BMW M2 V8 (MARC Cars) is a brand new racing machine. The body parts of a BMW 2 Series have been adjusted to fit the MARC Cars V8. The car is driven by a Ford Coyote 5.0L V8 producing 500 bhp. Even the sound is amazing! Enjoy!



Edit: looks like they based from a F22?


reminds me of the Z4 V8... one of the best sounding BMW race cars:

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Looks like its based on the F22, M235i racing chassis.
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The fire coming from the side exhaust pipes are sick
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DAT V8 THO...
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      03-30-2017, 08:06 AM   #5
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Looks like its based on the F22, M235i racing chassis.
The car in the video (OP) is actually an M235i racing. Look at the bodywork vs M2...

AFAIK in VLN racing 2017 there is the Schirmer M2 which has the M2 bodyshell but underneath it's all M235i Racing, including 8AT gearbox.
https://www.1erforum.de/threads/schi.../#post-2657851




Looking at this one and the square fuel door this is also F22 based(F87 has a round fuel door)

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      03-30-2017, 09:27 AM   #6
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That is definitely an M235R. The way the trunk and hood latches is a dead giveaway. Really impressive machine!
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That is definitely an M235R. The way the trunk and hood latches is a dead giveaway. Really impressive machine!
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The car in the video (OP) is actually an M235i racing. Look at the bodywork vs M2...

AFAIK in VLN racing 2017 there is the Schirmer M2 which has the M2 bodyshell but underneath it's all M235i Racing, including 8AT gearbox.
https://www.1erforum.de/threads/schi.../#post-2657851




Looking at this one and the square fuel door this is also F22 based(F87 has a round fuel door)

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saw it in person last weekend.
Couldn't tell if 235iR oder M2. The only thing that made me wonder is the 8 gearbox.
It even has the M2 emblem on the kidney. But in the official list, it was listed as an M2!
Page 5 in the .pdf
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A BMW engine belongs in a BMW...that simple
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This video says:
"This was originally a Marc Cars Mazda 3 series sedan which was converted to look like a BMW M235i.
Qvick Motors removed the Mazda body, leaving a tubular chassis.
Then they painstakingly fitted the BMW Body on the chassis.
The end result looks very good and it's a unique car now since Marc cars only make a Ford Focus and Mazda 3 sedan on this chassis."

It looks like a M235i Racing to me. But I would love to learn more about this conversion from a Mazda 3 chassis.
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      04-06-2017, 06:59 PM   #11
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Nice! But that wing is a little on the Exaggerated side.
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A mazda 3 with a a coyote swap that looks like a m235iR
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A mazda 3 with a a coyote swap that looks like a m235iR
Marc have a space frame chassis. You can then choose panels to sit on top- currently they have a FordFocus or a Mazda 3:

http://www.marccarsaustralia.com.au

There is no factory tie- these are race cars.

"So here is the latest MARC Car to hit the tracks in Europe.
Our customer Qvick Motors recently purchased the Imola chassis and has fitted a M235 BMW body based on the M235 Cup car.
It's fantastic to see the expansion of our modular chassis / body concept!
The car looks tough, and as always sounds great! The car will be rraced first up at the BGRDC Spa 400 race next month.
We recon it's pretty awesome.
Enjoy the footage from testing last week at SPA. BMW M235i V8 big flames (Marc cars conversion)Engine: 5000 cc / 305 cu in / Ford Coyote quad-cam V8 Power: 500 hp / 372,5 kw Torque: 600 nm / 442,5 Weight: 1250 kg / 2755,75 Chassis: Tubular, space frame..."
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It sounds good. Sounds like it's racing towards a crowd for some odd reason..
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Rad! Loving the Coyote swap!
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A mazda 3 with a a coyote swap that looks like a m235iR
Marc have a space frame chassis. You can then choose panels to sit on top- currently they have a FordFocus or a Mazda 3:

http://www.marccarsaustralia.com.au

There is no factory tie- these are race cars.

"So here is the latest MARC Car to hit the tracks in Europe.
Our customer Qvick Motors recently purchased the Imola chassis and has fitted a M235 BMW body based on the M235 Cup car.
It's fantastic to see the expansion of our modular chassis / body concept!
The car looks tough, and as always sounds great! The car will be rraced first up at the BGRDC Spa 400 race next month.
We recon it's pretty awesome.
Enjoy the footage from testing last week at SPA. BMW M235i V8 big flames (Marc cars conversion)Engine: 5000 cc / 305 cu in / Ford Coyote quad-cam V8 Power: 500 hp / 372,5 kw Torque: 600 nm / 442,5 Weight: 1250 kg / 2755,75 Chassis: Tubular, space frame..."
Oh ok. So this car is using their "Imola" space frame chassis, which they usually mount a focus or mazda 3 body over.

I'm thinking it's basically like NASCAR or DTM where you have M4, RS5, or C63 on a spec space frame.
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Oh ok. So this car is using their "Imola" space frame chassis, which they usually mount a focus or mazda 3 body over.

I'm thinking it's basically like NASCAR or DTM where you have M4, RS5, or C63 on a spec space frame.
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Good lawd!! Man this is good stuff.

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It sounds good. Sounds like it's racing towards a crowd for some odd reason..
Lol
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I love it!
Looks good.
Sounds AMAZING!
Obviously fast AF
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Pretty sure 2 of 3 right hand brake lights are out.

Wouldn't happen if BMW used 21st Century LEDs
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Pretty sure 2 of 3 right hand brake lights are out.

Wouldn't happen if BMW used 21st Century LEDs
Or is this deliberate?
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