SPECIAL: 1959 BMW Isetta Whatta Drag with 730 hp Chevrolet V8 engine

A heavily modified 1959 BMW Isetta will be auctioned by RM Auctions on February 16.

A heavily modified 1959 BMW Isetta will be auctioned by RM Auctions on February 16.

The one-off Isetta is powered by a supercharged Chevrolet V8 engine producing about 730 hp (544 kW) transferred to wheels through a two-speed manual gearbox. It has dual-circuit disc brakes with an AP balance bar, while the suspension is taken from an M3. The front wheels are wrapped around in B.F. Goodrich G-Force tires, while the rear custom 18x13 inch drag racing wheel has a Sumitomo HTRZ II tire.

Although developed to be fully functional, the vehicle is strictly for show and shouldn't be used on roads or track because the "massive amount of torque produced by the Chevrolet 502 motor can be dangerous if driven improperly."

The 1959 BMW Isetta Whatta Drag is expected to fetch between 75,000 - 100,000 USD.

Full details in the press release below.

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