By Larry Chen and Brad Lord | Speedhunters.com
If there’s one thing our look into Scandinavian performance car culture over the past month has taught me, it’s to always expect the unexpected. During our summer tour through Sweden and Norway we’ve managed to to check out an amazing variety of machinery from all over the greater Northern European region, many of which quite literally had to be seen to be believed.
MI Performance’s time attacking BMW 5 Series is one of those cars. Designed, built, and soon to be driven by MI’s owner Mazhar Iqbal, the angry E34 is yet another result of a long, cold and dark Scandinavian winter spent in the workshop, and some serious car building skills to boot.
Although the majority of Mazhar’s previous projects had centered around Audis and power sliding, the opportunity to break from the norm and engineer a BMW for grip racing – or more specifically Gatebil’s hotly-contested Extreme Time Attack series – seemed like a pretty good way to highlight his company’s performance and race engineering prowess. The fact that he already had a donor car tucked away in a barn awaiting some sort of modified fate, totally sealed the deal.
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