German super-tuner AC Schnitzer plans to assemble a small party of its extreme AC Schnitzer TENSION Street Version based on 2007 BMW M6 coupes. First presented a year ago at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series sports coupes, the German fighter jets stun their pilots with 0-60 mph acceleration time of some 4.4 seconds and a top speed of more than 200 mph.Well, AC Schnitzer plans to make the car even better.
After almost a year of R&D, the company plans to produce only 50 copies of the supercar.
The TENSION Street Version is based on the highly successful AC Schnitzer TENSION concept car based on the same BMW M6 coupe. Of course, street legal version could not be made an exact copy of the concept for suitability, safety and reliability reasons.
The new AC Schnitzer TENSION Street Version coupe features new aerodynamic package with new bonnet with larger air outlet, and new front, back and side skirts, which give the vehicle lower appearance and at the same time increase the downforce on the front axle making the car more stable and controllable.
There is also a new, rather controversial looking, boot lid on the car’s rear.
The vehicle is painted in either a black-orange or a black-white bi-color scheme.
The car, company is reporting, will be fitted with a new set of wheels 9.0J x 20″ on the front and 10.0J x 20″ on the rear mated with tires of sizes 245/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20 respectively.
Of course, the AC Schnitzer TENSION Street Version may be ordered with the new AC Schnitzer 5.1 l engine. Featuring 550 Nm of torque and a maximum power output of 411 hp, the engine helps push the coupe’s top speed by impressive 35 km/h.
Photos: AC Schnitzer
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