This 1972 BMW 2002 Race Car Looks Insanely Fun


in 72 Good wood Members meeting, former Formula One driver Jochen Mass drove a 1972 BMW 2002 race car, a car you can see in this new video from Petrol Ped.

this specific BMW 2002 It’s not just any 2002 though. It’s been heavily modified for racing and is the real deal. Its engine, typically a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with around 100 horsepower, has been upgraded by AC Schnitzer and has a Lester Owen head. It also has a five-speed manual transmission, instead of the usual four-speed. It also has camber adjustments, improved suspension, and better brakes. He is a proper broker.

But it also looks fantastic. The black and gold color scheme, with bottle cap wheels and a Wassteiner livery. Interestingly, the latter of which was actually hand painted on the car, not a set of decals. You can see the blemishes in the livery if you look closely, which gives the car a real sense of character.

Inside the car, it’s a stripped-down race car; Four-point racing harnesses, non-adjustable racing seats, a huge roll cage with essentially no interior to speak of, and a myriad of hand-labeled switches and buttons. It’s all very good. Once it goes through the starting procedure, it comes on with a roar that you wouldn’t expect from such a small engine, but it sounds fantastic.

Once it’s up and running, it’s incredibly loud, due to having no real exhaust muffler to speak of, and no interior sound insulation. So it’s total noise, all the time, and it sounds like it could be overwhelming, even if it sounds amazing. It’s also not even close to fast by modern standards, but that’s on the way. On the track, where he can take cornering speed and be pushed to its absolute limit, he’ll probably thrive. Few people can really drive a car as special as this one, so check it out.


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