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BMW Car magazine's March issue features what is likely to be the only 240 MPH, twin-turbocharged E60 M5 in existence. Put together by Currency Motor Cars in Westlake, California, this blown uber-sedan sports the aforementioned duo of turbos, acres of custom intercooler plumping and a modified exhaust that, when combined with what we'll assume is some pretty creative ECU tuning, creates an astounding 810 horsepower.

The car is owned by the company's founder, Ron Cash, and in addition to the substantial amount of work performed under the hood, Currency and Cash dropped another $100k on the interior. Can you say Florida Crocodile? We wish we couldn't either, but that's what's draped all over the inside of the M5. From what we understand, it's more attractive than we're imagining, but we'll have to pick up a copy of the mag to see how both the interior and engineering are executed.

[Source: M5Board, BMW Car magazine]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Re: James

      My thoughts EXACTLY!! WHY would you take STS turbos and put them on such a nice car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I assume Currency Motor Cars engineered their own transmission to go with 810 HP, because the stock one would shred easily under that much power.

      There is a reason why drag-racing and performance are two very different concepts in the automotive world.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car does NOT run. The software is NOT cracked. I work for a company that has been asked to FIX this car. This is all hype and no truth. Sad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      3 things make me question this car:

      - a company that describes its own work as "ingenious" and "brilliant" in its own press release sounds rather shady.
      - why on earth would you put giant clunker chrome wheels on what is supposedly a performance car?
      - that hideous interior makes you wonder about what kind of judgment was used in building the rest of the car.

      maybe i'm being unnecessarily negative, but something seems "off" with this car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That crocidile upholstry is way-out.Reveals the sinister nature of the car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The fastest TESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! street legal BMW is the AC Schnitzer Tension based on the M6 with a tested topspeed of 331.7km7h (207.3mph) 2006 in Nardo Italy.

      http://media.autobild.de/bild/8/7b064e503db0cde79d642395a591fc58_1.jpg

      stop quoting est. topspeed paper queens... without a officle testrun they have proven nothing!
      • 8 Years Ago
      anybody else notice that the turbos appear to live behind the rear wheels?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know why there seems to be such negative responses generated by this story/car. Seems like it'd be a blast to take a run at 240 while applying anti-itch ointment to your ass (chaffing... alligator... it'll come to you in a minute).
      But, I will say that dropping an extra $150-200K on a car that (to me) seems overpriced is about as smart as putting high-heels on a giraffe... time should be better spent.
      • 8 Years Ago
      810 hp? Let's see a dyno sheet!
      • 8 Years Ago
      There are so many things wrong with that car I don't know where to start.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Love the crocodile interior.Lets see more(of the interior).