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BY: Bix

Awesome Teen Builds V10-Powered BMW Z3

18-year-old’s 530hp coupe is designed for his racing needs.

Apparently somewhere in Eastern Europe, there's a teenager who has jammed a 5.0L V10 from the current BMW M5 beneath the hood of a Z3 coupe. Details are sketchy, mostly because our Bulgarian illiteracy leaves us dependent on Google Translate to make sense of his website, but as far as we can tell, 18-year-old Denislav Shishev began racing professionally last year in an E30 M3; for this year's races, however, he'll be competing using his post-op Z3. He's chronicled the car's transformation with a breathtaking number of pictures, chronicling the car's journey from a broken-down wreck (seriously, it looks like he started with a totaled Z3) into a red-white-and-blue monster laying down 442 horsepower at its incredibly fat rear wheels. Despite our best attempts to Google him, we have no idea what class he may be competing in, or even how Bulgarian auto racing is organized; however, any motorsports organization that allows teenagers to compete in overpowered Frankenstein Bimmers is all right by us. (And if anyone has any further knowledge of Mr. Shishev or his car, let us know in the comments.) [via DS Motorsport, but unless you're fluent in Bulgarian, you may want to head to Google Translate with that page.]
  • 4CARS4WHEELS says:
    August 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Cool car man!!!

  • stefan georgiev says:
    August 11, 2010 at 8:01 am


  • excessmind says:
    August 13, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Closed circuit racing in Bulgaria is divided in two large groups: cars with homologation following FIA group A and N regulations, and out of homologation cars (custom built cars included like this BMW). Each group is then divided to several subgroups according the engine size. Our regulations follow FIA appendix J, with some exceptions and add-ons. Here are some photos from the championship where Denis competes: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=56490&id=1014411884&l=47bdbd3649 Also, you might find this car interesting too: http://prospeed.bg/bg/automobile

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