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Rusty Slammington is the BMW that refuses to die
Meet the E28 BMW 5 Series that’s been turned into a Group 5 car from Hell
If you are a fan of bonkers build threads, this E28 BMW 5 Series might look familiar. This particular 535i gained serious Internet traction back in 2010 when its owner Mike Burroughs decided to rat-rod and slam it. After a rapid rise to fame, the whole project literally went up in smoke when the car caught fire and burned to the ground.
Two years ago, Rusty rose from the ashes once again. Nearly half of the body panels from the old car were re-used and any new ones were slathered in a cocktail of chemicals and oil to in order to fast-forward the ageing process.
You may notice the wheelbase is slightly different. It’s been shortened nearly a foot, to give an old-school Group 5 vibe complete with wide fenders and a super aggressive stance.
If you’re not a fan of its aesthetic, delay your judgment until you’ve had a look underneath. Dry-sumped with an E34 M5 tuned engine eeked out to 3.7-litres and pushing out 500-hp (identical in power output and architecture to an M1 Procar engine), Rusty now sits on a unique F1-style inboard pushrod suspension system designed by H&R, and guzzles 110 Octane fuel. These are all good things.
Wide fenders, an enormous air dam and staggered, gorgeous gold BBS E57s (worn by four-wheeled legends such as the Porsche 935, Zakspeed Capri and Skyline race cars): is this two-door the most brilliantly modified BMW ever? Let us know below.