10 craziest cars tuned by Manhart
German team Manhart may not be one of the biggest names in the tuning game, but their expertise in extracting more power and performance from the fastest cars in the world is second to none. In business for over 35 years, Manhart started out as a BMW tuner, but they’ve expanded their lineup considerably since then. They will now tune almost everything from Mercedes wagons to the new Toyota Supra, and even the odd Jeep.
Their current offerings are the craziest ever, with huge power upgrades and race-inspired weight-saving measures, radically altering the power-to-weight ratio of each car from its original form. . In addition to improving the performance of their cars, they offer several visual enhancements that let passers-by know that their cars are far from ordinary. They’re arguably one of the most underrated tuners right now, so let’s take a look at ten of their craziest creations.
ten Continental GT Supersports
The original Bentley Continental GT is a winning combination of luxury craftsmanship and brutal power, and Manhart’s tuned version adds much more of the latter. Performance goes from 630 hp and 800 Nm of torque to 710 hp and a whopping 1017 Nm.
There are also a number of optional upgrades, although most of these are only available on request. To show off the car’s newly upgraded powertrain, every Manhart Bentley also gets a paint overhaul that includes gray and orange accents.
9 MH5 800 (F90)
Manhart got their start in the tuning industry pulling extra horsepower from fast BMWs, so it’s no surprise to see the latest F90 M5 available from their dealerships. The MH5, as Manhart called it, comes in several specs, but the 800 is the most powerful.
With 815 hp at the rendezvous, the MH5 is even crazier than the original M5, which already displayed a power of 625 hp. To ensure that the other components of the car can cope with such a power increase, Manhart also includes a gearbox upgrade, KW racing suspension and a carbon fiber rear wing as standard with the pack.
The Mercedes AMG GTR is a pretty crazy car when it’s in stock, but Manhart has found a way to squeeze even more power out of it. Power is increased from 510 hp to 585 hp, which means the car is now able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.
The gearbox is also upgraded for optimum performance and options are available to replace other parts such as brakes and wheels. Just like the previously mentioned Bentley, every AMG GTR is given a fresh coat of paint and signature Manhart decals before leaving the factory.
seven Defender DP 500
The new Land Rover Defender has caused some controversy as purists believe it’s not off-road focused enough, and cars like the DP 500 could be the reason they think that. It’s a far cry from the rough, ready Defenders of yore, being instead a 512-hp road monster that’s ready to blast down the highway faster than many sports cars.
To achieve such a power boost, Manhart used a custom fabricated stainless steel exhaust and a complete ECU remapping. This is in addition to a new lower suspension, custom wheels and brakes and a luxurious leather interior that gives drivers the kind of luxury they expect from a Mercedes G Wagon.
6 Golf RS 450
Even the humble Volkswagen Golf isn’t immune to Manhart and his team of crazy engineers. The Golf R is already one of the best hot hatches on sale at the moment, but Manhart pushes things up to 11 by adding an extra 140 hp, bringing the total output to 450 hp.
The car produces an incredible 500Nm of torque, a virtually unheard of figure for a hot hatch. It’s safe to say that anyone trying to race this piece of red-light German engineering will quickly find themselves left behind, probably a bit confused as to how a Golf could be so fast.
5 Supra GR 550
The new Supra has come under a lot of criticism for sharing parts with the BMW Z4, but the fact that it’s so similar means Manhart decided to try tuning it. Predictably, the result is wild, with the Manhart version developing 550 hp, an increase of 210 hp over the production model.
Manhart used a full suite of performance parts to pull off such an upgrade, including a custom turbo kit, carbon intake and performance radiator courtesy of Wagner Tuning. The new Supra has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most upgradable cars on the market, and the GR 550 proves exactly why it has so much potential.
4 CG 800
One of the more unusual models in the Manhart lineup is the GC 800, a modified 813hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Most people would agree that the “standard” Trackhawk was pretty crazybut the engineers at Manhart decided it needed a bit more juice.
With a 0-60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds, the GC 800 will keep up with most modern supercars that cost twice as much. Not only that, it will also be able to take the whole family along for the ride.
3 MH8 800 (F9X)
BMW’s M8 is about as close as the company gets to making a new flagship supercar, but in stock form it’s a slightly clunky combination of a sports car, a luxury GT and a supercar. an executive barge. Give one to Manhart, and they’ll push it straight into purebred supercar territory.
The MH8 800 gets an almost 200 bhp boost to a total output of 823 bhp, making it capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, as quick as a Pagani Huayra. It also comes with a full set of carbon body panels to reduce weight and get that power-to-weight ratio as optimal as possible.
2 CR 700 wagon
If there’s anyone crazy enough to be looking for a 700hp Mercedes station wagon, there’s only one place to look. Manhart’s CR 700 ticks all the right boxes, but still retains that family-hauling practicality that’s impossible to find with any other equally powerful vehicle.
H&R racing springs ensure the CR 700 keeps its wheels firmly planted in the ground, even with that extra power, and a full set of exterior decals are also available. The price of one of these unique super wagons? It’s by request only, and as the old saying goes, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
1 RQ 900
If there’s one car that sums up how much Manhart loves making their cars, it’s the RQ 900. They’ve taken the already brutally fast Audi RSQ8 and added a huge turbo, carbon air intake and a racing intercooler to push the power up to an incredible 918 hp.
A carbon fiber widebody kit is then fitted to give the RQ 900 an even more aggressive stance than its original siblings, and a number of exterior accents are added to underline just how tuned this SUV is. crazy. It’s more powerful than anyone ever needs in a luxury SUV, but that’s even better for it.
While we’re used to seeing tuning houses take on expensive sports cars, it’s not every day you see professionally modified SUVs as badass as these.
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