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How did the BMW M5 become a CLR 500 RS?

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: front side view.

CLR 500 RS, with no less than 560 HP hidden under the bonnet.

30 April 2007.

This time, the swabian tuner Lumma Design turned its attention to the development of a certain... CLR 500 RS, with no less than 560 HP hidden under the bonnet.

Of course, the photos already told you that it's a BMW M5-based beauty.

But as you would expect from any professional tuners who deserve the title, the CLR 500 RS is a whole program which was patiently developed to reach the orange splendor.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: back side view.

Sports chassis lowered by 40 mm, with 21'' wheels.

Briefly first, you've got the V10 engine developing 560 HP, plus a racing exhaust system with catalytic converter, a complete body-kit with impressive rear apron and an integrated diffuser, an engine optical package of carbonized parts and red cylinder cover, a sports chassis lowered by 40 mm, a Lumma Design set of wheels in 21 inches, up to a sporty interior with daring colours to match the body.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: dash and console.

Sporty interior with daring colours to match the body.

Lumma Design say that the high performance BMW M5-based CLR 500 RS was refined using every trick in the tuning book to celebrate its premier during the Auto Salon in Geneva 2007 last spring.

As you probably know, BMW bases its M-Models (M for Motorsports) on high-rev concept. The M5 is based on the same principle. Its 10-cylinder engine has the character of a racing engine.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: front seats.

Black and orange: a sexy combination.

But considering the old racing saying: “you can never have too much horsepower”, the "basic" M5 power of 507 HP might become insufficient for some drivers.

Where to get that extra kick from? One of the answers will be found at Lumma Design where you can order the performance enhancement 560 HP! 

A complete electronic optimization of the ECU is mandatory. Larger metallic racing catalytic converters and a racing exhaust system extract more horse power from the V10 engine. 

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: hand brake lever in orange carbon fibre.

Interior parts available in orange colored carbon as well.

The removal of the Vmax-limitation insures that the Bavarian Express races a solid 327 km/h.

Lumma Design also provides the CLR 500 RS with an engine cover package. It comes complete with air collector and air filter casing made of carbon and a red cylinder head cover.

The body exterior of the CLR 500 RS hints clearly to what's under the bonnet. That's why Lumma Design widens the car body from front to back 5cm on each side. The spectacular looking body kit includes a new front spoiler bumper, wheel arch extensions and a rear apron.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: upper spoiler lip in carbon-kevlar fibre.

Embedded spoiler lip: improved downforce on the driven wheels.

As an optical highlight, the rear apron features an integrated racing diffuser, painted in typical racing black. It extends over the complete lower rear end, with an impressively large tailpipe embedded within on each side.

To improve performance and reduce weight, Lumma Design equips the CLR 500 RS with a lightweight trunk lid made of carbon-kevlar fibre, and at the rear, an embedded spoiler lip for improved downforce on the driven wheels.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: carbon fibre side mirror casing.

Carbon fibre side mirror casing.

In such a beast, chrome is not the most obvious choice to be taken, since carbon fibre comes much closer to what racing sport dreams are made of. That’s why Lumma Design covers all exterior chrome parts are with real carbon.

For the footprint, Lumma Design comes up with its own special wheel design. The three-pieced wheels are made of a combination between aluminium and stainless steel. They come in a highly-polished titanium finish with five spokes branching out in “Y” form to the rim.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: front view.

Lumma Design widens the body by 5cm on each side.

Lumma Design attaches great importance to glamorous wheel sizes, fitting its CLR 500 RS with large 10x21” size equipped with Yokohama tires 255/30-21 at the front, and 11,5x21 wheels with 295/25-21 tires at the back.

Agile driving dynamics go usually hand in hand with a lower centre of gravity. Lumma Design accomplishes this through the addition of H&R sport suspension, lowering the CLR 500 RS by 40mm.

BMW M5 based Lumma CLR 500 RS: back view.

Complete body-kit with rear apron and an integrated diffuser.

For the interior, Lumma Design supplies a sporty and comfortable ambiance. The two-toned leather décor glistens in  Lamborghini-orange. Lumma Design offers other matching extra interior parts in orange colored carbon as well.

The Winterlingen based tuner even matches the instruments to the outside vehicle. For this reason, even the tachometer scale - extended to 360km/h - comes in orange. The Lumma steering wheel is ergonomically formed and comes embroidered in carbon-leather combination. The final shine is found in the cockpit through both the gas pedal and foot rest made of  anodized aluminium embossed with the Lumma Design logo.

Market-specific prices, shipping costs and other information - or inquiries - about the complete tuning program from Lumma Design can be obtained from the Lumma website.

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