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post #1 of 19 Old 30th January 2013, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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850CSi race car in NZ

Here is a very rare car indeed - a RHD 850CSi race car, which is driven competitively on a regular basis by its owner here in NZ.

The ex-UK car is EG92 S/N CC88012, in Lagoon Green.

Stripped out, chipped, with competition exhaust, suspension and brakes, etc, the car looks impressive on the track - see pictures.
The engine puts out well over 400 hp, I'm told.

To improve on-track performance, the car will soon benefit from some further weight reduction mods and an even less restrictive, race-tuned exhaust.

It's great to see one of these cars on a race circuit - I wonder if this car is unique, or if there are any other similar CSi race cars out there?
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I've discovered that this is the same car that was run by Jim Edwards in the Kumho Racing Series in the UK.
The car was originally converted to track by Mark Fish Motorsport (UK) and was raced there in 2004/5, prior to being sold to its New Zealand owner.
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The subject car has just undergone a 9-month transformation and is now a stunning red 'M8 lookalike' which was publicly unveiled last night.

A new 6.0 litre engine will very soon complete the package, and she will then weigh in at a very respectable 1200kgs.

Look forward to seeing her in action on track this summer.
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Yes it is a reworked S70B56.

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I am attending a special function for this car on Nov 21, by which time I believe she will have her new engine installed and be up and running.
I'll try and get the full spec list for you then.
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How about more info!!
Pretty much all we know about the new car is in the owner's thread over on the E31 forum.
From Green Goddes to VENUS - an M8 Race Car in Development

If I get some good pics of the car on the racetrack in 10 days time, I'll post them on here.

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