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The Manhart MH5 is a 713bhp BMW M5

Manhart says the M5 'lacks drama', fixes it with 120bhp and much gold

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If you think the latest, near-600bhp BMW M5 seems a bit tame, then apparently – though surprisingly – you’re not alone. This is the Manhart MH5 700, and as well as a bold carbon body kit, it’s been turned well past 700bhp.

It’s an M5 with its twin-turbo V8 boosted to 713bhp and 641lb ft, up from 592bhp and 553lb ft. No official 0-62mph time has been quoted, though a 62-124mph time (naturally) of 5.9sec is quoted. Relevant for accelerating onto derestricted autobahn, at least.

Amongst visual changes, the MH5 has new carbon spoilers front and rear and an aggressive diffuser, improving aerodynamics and providing a far more original appearance than a regular M5.

The MH5 also has a stainless-steel exhaust, making it easier to show off. But if you spec yours with the gold stripe and gold-rimmed 21in alloys, you won’t need any help with that anyway….

Words: Buster Waddell

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