• Sep 7th 2007 at 2:57PM
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One of AC Schnitzer's Frankfurt debuts mixes very high performance with a little bit of a greenish tint. Behold the GP3.10, a 3-Series coupe that has been completely transformed with a full interior and exterior overhaul (which you will either love or hate). The car's name tells you the rest of what you need to know:

  • GP: Gas-powered, as in Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • 3: For 3-Series
  • 10: For 10 cylinders
Roof WingYes, that's correct. The GP3.10 sheds its stock I6 for a worked-over V10 sourced from an M5/M6, and AC Schnitzer has fitted the motor with an LPG system that turns the car into a dual-fuel monster dishing out 552 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The driver can switch between fuel sources (gasoline or LPG) at any time, and LPG is readily available in Germany (2,700 filling stations, according to AC Schnitzer). There is the added benefit that CO2 emissions when running on the LPG are 15% lower than when on gasoline. But let's be honest, potential buyers of something like this aren't looking for green-ness. They're probably more interested in the gaudy 4.5 second 0-62 time and 198 mph top speed. As for the equally gaudy multicolor, multi-textured interior and the fully-Schnitzered exterior, we'll leave the judgments to you. We will say that the center-outlet exhaust is pretty nifty, but we are so not crazy about that little F1-style mini roof wing.

Full details on the car are available at AC Schnitzer's website (follow the "Read" link), and we have a gallery full of hi-res images for you below.

[Source: AC Schnitzer]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I need a support group. I have been German eye raped.
        • 8 Years Ago
        ROFLMAO. Need a cigarette now do ya?!?!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Time to unpimp ze auto
      • 8 Years Ago
      I call Photoshop, by a 12 year old, who dreams of turning his mom's 1991 Accord into a full-on race car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't be too hard on them. They had a lot of car kits that were going to spoil if they didn't use them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      and what's with this current trend to put a$$holes in cars? no, i'm not talking about the average Los Angeles M3 driver (WHOA!) but those single center exhausts bored out through a big hole in the back bumper.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It doesn't just look bad, it looks cheap. They need a lesson in addition by subtraction.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who's the market for this car? 19 year old drug dealers?
      • 8 Years Ago
      cmon now?!?! why butcher an innocent BMW? and whats with the mini wing? the team that designed this car should have their funding pulled. OR better yet get jobs at hyundai or something...
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      The original was perfect. This is an abomination.
      The front air dam looks like an overstuffed codpiece and the abrupt, tacked-on appearance of the rear fenders look cheap and amateurish.
      But then, most aftermarket body mod kits look just as bad. The designers must be weed-smokin' 20 something guys who get their sense of style from hip-hop video's and "Xtreme" Sports. No doubt that when it was rolled out for review, all of them stood around saying
      'Duuuuude. That looks wicked awesome!'

      Can we get these people rounded up and sent to a penal colony somewhere?
      • 8 Years Ago
      is it even possible to put anymore tacky bodywork on what was once a very beautiful car?
        • 8 Years Ago
        It does have the side portholes already, but I dont see any hood pins.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's HORRIBLE-!!!! (really)

      As the owner of an E92 335i.... I'm probably going to have *nightmares* now, trying to fight away the AC shitzer guys from doing..... this...... ghastly deed!! ack.
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