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    E36 or E46 kit car

    I found this thread about building a kit car with a E36 0r E46 as a donor car:
    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...d=50428&nmt=RE

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    Kent-based GKD Sports Cars has created a Lotus Seven-style kit car using a BMW 3-series as a single donor vehicle, the first company to do so.

    The new GKD Legend is based on E36 or E46 3-series running gear and will take everything from a 140bhp 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine to the 343bhp straight six from the E46 M3.

    Even the four-cylinder Legend should be pretty lively, with a 595kg kerb weight giving 235bhp per ton. By way of contrast, a Lotus Elise manages just 156bhp per ton. At 650kg an E46 M3-engined Legend Six is a little heavier, but produces an organ-squeezing 527bhp per ton.



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    527hp per tone is Veyron territory.

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    That is actually very cool and not a bad idea at all.

    Tons of 3 laying around to use as donor cars. Usually Mustangs are used for kit cars but 3 series running gear is a step up IMO.

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    ok i think this is a fantastic little idea.. would love to see videos of one.
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