TC Kline Racing
debuted its Carbon Roadster at last year's SEMA
, but we thought it was worth revisiting since we ourselves had never visited it before. The Ohio based tuner has taken a BMW Z4
M roadster and faithfully reskinned it entirely in carbon fiber, effectively shaving 500 lbs. off of the car's weight in one very expensive fell swoop. It still looks like a Z4
, but with much larger fender flares to accommodate giant 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot
Sport Cup tires.
A host of other alterations have been made to the $95,000 Carbon Roadster
, of which only 100 will be produced. Power is spiked to 346 horsepower, up from 330 thanks to a lighter aluminum flywheel and freer flowing exhaust. So, you've got a car lighter than an S2000
and as powerful as a 911. Sounds like a winning combination, especially with the optional "Track Attack" racing package.
[Source: Inside Line