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AC Schnitzer – the ACS3 Sport … happiness is in the field ..

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Taking advantage of our visit to the German preparations, we could also try, in addition X6 Falcon a M3 and its V8 engine in a version that « breathes large » in the ACS3 Sport Coupe.

Smile, emotion, fun, sound, vraaaappp, vrooooopppp ….

Let’s be very honest from the start. The X6 Falcon transport you from point A to point B in comfort. And attract the eye with his line and his wheels. In comparison, M3 go unnoticed (well almost), until, to pass quietly into town a car which station you give a little shot of gas. Small gesture, big consequences! The sound that emerges when two titanium exhausts will jump all bystanders and children think that Godzilla is in town!

Suddenly, as the sun in Germany is well hidden behind the clouds, everything becomes clear and the smile comes. One idea crosses your mind, join the motorway or a road winding desert to be sure of what you hear!

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We can go there?

To this question, my companion (Merciiiiii to him) replied in the affirmative. This means that we will have the heart net. And yes, he is the V8 the M3 ! Reviewed for the occasion, it develops 450 horsepower in theACS3(cons 420 of the base version) and 420 Nm of torque through a revised electronic box, an air box pieces and a line of titanium exhaust. In this version, he whispers as a 6 cylinder at low speeds, he cleared his voice to 3 500 RPM and beyond scolding with a flare that does not falter until the red zone! What a joy to use these vocalizations!

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After reaching 100 km / h (4.8 seconds), it must then attack the first curve and it is with joy that we can count on the brakes signed AC Schnitzer (front and rear), suspension tested on the northern loop Nurburgring tires and 245/30/20 front (wheels 9 x 20) and 295/25/20 rear (rims in 10.5 x 20).

The seats are original one knows where, but they are no longer in the car. In their place, two magnificent racing seats replace advantageously positioned low enough to lower the center of gravity. And the gear lever is replaced by a version  » Race » shiftThat falls beautifully on hand, offering a short stroke and little travel. All part of the pleasure of driving theACS3 Sport Coupe.

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You’ll have a little carbon … and E30?

Outside, parts carbon emphasize the line of the car: the flap under front bumper, small rocker, trunk spoiler, rear puller, mirrors and air intakes on the hood .. The small details that will emerge more clearly on a white car. And we also found that noble material on the air box.

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Chance also helped us meet a very beautiful M3 E30The first generation of this legendary car. And in this kind of situation we become aware of the way! The wheels went from 15 to 20 inches, the front tires of the new M3 is wider than those at the back of the E30 and the engine more than double capacity, with double cylinders. But the E30 has a track record that his descendant is nowhere near!

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But progress is still good when we see what AC Schnitzer comes to …

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