One small step for the M3, one giant leap for electric cars.
The team over at Electric Vehicle West has created a 1995 BMW M3 Coupe for running in the Pikes Peak event this coming July. So, what's so special about this particular E36 M3 you might ask? The Bimmer's 3.0-liter inline-six has been replaced by an electronically-limited (for now) 400hp twin-air cooled electric motor which produces an intimidating 700 lb-ft of torque. The BMW M3 Coupe has been stripped down for weight-savings and featuring racing-spec parts like a roll cage, bucket racing seat and rear wing.
It sits on a set of 17-inch lightweight wheels and EV West plans on adding some carbon fiber panels in the future for an even lighter weight.