BMW 2002 rat rod packs 1000bhp
It’s a BMW with 1000bhp and a 6.0-litre V8, but there are no M badges to be seen here as this is a rat rod 2002.
Built by John Lee of Atlanta Performance and Fabrication, the feisty BMW sticks to the principles of rat rod culture by using only part found lying around the workshop.
The car itself was John Lee’s daily driver since he was in high school. One day during the slow winter months, however, he decided to chop it down and create what we see here.
It uses a chassis made of scrap square tube steel, Corvette C5 coilover springs, Panoz race car wishbones and a Chevrolet Cobalt SS steering rack.
As for the engine, that’s been tuned up, though Atlanta Performance and Fabrication describe it as a mild rework. To help fit the transmission into the seriously lowered ’02, the gear lever now sprouts from the roof.
The BMW has also been converted to right-hand drive to help fit the steering in and make it work.
To finish off the look so far, the BMW sits on a mix of different wheels, also picked from a pile of Corvette parts.
We like a lot.
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