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By Ketan Patel


Vorsteiner BMW Limited Edition GTRS 5 Wide Body 2012 Review

Vorsteiner is one of the most radical tuning companies out there and in case you're a BMW fan you're going to love this. After the tuning company has unveiled the GTRS 3 BMW E93 M3 not long ago it appears that they've also created a new tuning program for the E92 M3 in order to commemorate its retirement. In essence the Vorsteiner BMW Limited Edition GTRS 5 Wide Body 2012 is quite similar to the GTRS 3 and it clearly received the same attention to details but comes with its own distinct characteristics.

Although it's difficult to comprehend, the new GTRS 5 looks even more aggressive when compared to the GTRS 3 despite the fact that it hasn't received any radical aesthetic changes. Nevertheless the body parts are completely different from the GTRS 3 and it's not only for looks, but for increase performance and improved functionality as well.

Additional vertical vents designed to increase airflow are to be found on the front bumper whilst at the rear-end the bumper cover integrated diffuser has been reshaped and features longer aero fins that will further increase downforce. Furthermore, vertical vents with carbon fiber inserts have been carved on either side of the rear bumper, a feature that was missing from the GTRS 3.

In addition the new Limited Edition also comes with a new set of Vorsteiner VS-310 3-piece concave forged aircraft aluminum wheels mated with Nitto Invo performance tires.

The list of key components included in the GTRS 5 tuning program also includes carbon fiber wide arch front fenders and wide arch rear quarter panels, carbon fiber extended side skirts, Vorsteiner chrome trunk badge emblem and Vorsteiner embroidered floor mats.

However the new package offers even more in the list of optional extras. If you wish to go all the way with this tuning package then a GTS 3 carbon fiber vented race hood is also available, alongside a GTRS 3 carbon fiber boot lid and an E9X M3 titanium sport exhaust system delivering a sporty soundtrack while tremendously saving weight.

Unlike the GTRS 3, the Vorsteiner BMW Limited Edition GTRS 5 Wide Body 2012 comes with a two-tone color scheme that combines black and white alongside exposed carbon fiber elements and green brake calipers.

Only 40 units will be produced worldwide so this particular tuning program from Vorsteineris a true homage to the E92 M3.

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To commemorate the retiring of the E92 M3, Vorsteiner is proud to introduce the next generation of GTRS series widebody conversions. The GTRS5 commands attention with its presence on the road or track. Its unmistakable race car stance is true to the heritage of the GTRS3 but has its own distinct characteristics.

Perfection is in the detail which is the reason for the redesigned front and rear bumper covers. The new styling enhancements give the GTRS5 a more aggressive look but more importantly it adds to the functionality and performance. The front bumper is designed with additional vertical vents to allow for improved airflow.

The rear bumper cover integrated diffuser features slightly longer aero fins to assist in creating additional downforce. Along either side of the rear bumper is the vertical vents with carbon fiber inserts. More than just a beauty piece, the design change is to enhance performance by increasing air flow and reduce drag.

The alluring mystique of the GTRS5 is it will be a limited production of 40 worldwide and is currently available.

The GTRS5 tuning program consists of the follow components:

  • Carbon Fiber Front Bumper Integrated with Optical Carbon Fiber Chin Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Wide Arch Front Fenders
  • Carbon Fiber Extended Side Skirts
  • Carbon Fiber Wide Arch Rear Quater Panels
  • Vorsteiner Embroidered Floor Mats
  • Vorsteiner Chrome Trunk Badge Emblem
  • Vorsteiner VS-310 3-Piece Concave Forged Aluminum Wheels
  • Nitto Invo Performance Tires

Optional Items Include:

  • GTS3 Carbon Fiber Vented Race Hood
  • GTRS3 Carbon Fiber Boot Lid
  • E9X M3 Titanium Sport Exhaust System

The rear bumper completes the package of the GTRS5. It harmonizes with the rest of the components to sculpt the body lines and add performance.

Perfection is in the details. Made to be subtle, the extended aero fins on the GTRS5 integrated rear diffuser extend further down than the GTRS3. This is engineered on purpose to reduce drag and turbulence and to assist in generating additional downforce.

Along either side of the rear bumper is the vertical vents with carbon fiber inserts. More than just a beauty piece, the design change is to enhance performance by increasing air flow and reduce drag. These little details matter to us at Vorsteiner because we are always striving for perfection.

As an option to the GTRS5 program the GTRS3 Carbon Fiber Aero Boot Lid is available to complete the look and create additional rear downforce. It reduces weight without loss of rigidity or durability and is a perfect factory fitment.

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