CCM Glimpse: “Gran-de Casino!”
Company: Prior Design
Platform: BMW M6
PD6XX Widebody Aero Kit: Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper, Rear Add-on Spoiler/Diffusor, Front Wide Fenders, Rear Widenings, Bonnet/Engine Cover, Rear Trunk Spoiler
Official Press Release by Prior Design:
The BMW M6 is one of the most exciting vehicles of our time even ex works. Prior Design gives the strong Bavarian an even more aggressive appearance with a customised body kit!
Prior Design has been a perfect specialist for aerodynamics and performance kits for many years, focusing mostly on premium vehicles in the upper price range. The challenge in the form of the BMW M6 GranCoupé of the series F06, presented in 2012, was just the thing for them. The GranCoupé offers an impressive look even ex works. Prior Design had to apply great care to refine it further. The designers solved this task exemplarily! The “PD6XX” convinces by its brutal look combined with elegant and flowing lines.
The body kit comprises a front bumper with large air inlets and several cup wings for better aerodynamics. A large spoiler sword adds downward thrust. The typical Prior motor cowl with a large air outlet makes the front look even more aggressive. Extensive mudguard widening with powerful air-outlet-gills seamlessly merges into two-level side sills that are just as wide. The rear side walls area is also noticeably widened, which in turn is completed by the new rear bumper. The extensive diffusor painted in a high-gloss black, the large lateral air outlets and the wide jaws make the rear of the Prior-M6 seem extremely sturdy and brawny! The grand finale is the comparatively delicate rear spoiler that perfectly merges into the overall appearance. On request, all components of the Prior Design aerodynamics programme can also be ordered in carbon.
This kind of wide construction would be nothing without the wheel/tyre combination to match! Prior Design chose the perfectly trendy and strongly concave ADV1 rims here. The golden multi-spoked wheels are 10.5 and 12.5 x 20 inches large respectively, wearing Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres with good traction. The H&R threaded chassis enabled Prior Design to adjust the lowering rate to the new wheel arches precisely to make the side line seem to be from a single cast. The H&R undercarriage, known to be perfectly coordinated, also ensures great handling and once again increases driving fun!
The Prior Design technicians add a lot of performance as well: thanks to a complete reprogramming of the motor electronics, they increase the BMW unit’s power by a full 99 PS to 659 PS. In parallel to this, the maximum torque grows by 140 to reach 820 Nm. The exhaust cut-outs of the new rear aprons make room for four tail pipes that form the end of the stainless steel sports exhaust system by Prior Design with its powerful sound, making the Biturbo-V8 of the M6 rejoice quite loudly! On request, the system is also available with four 90 mm carbon tail pipes against a surcharge!
The interior of the M6 has been completely redesigned by Prior. Any number of square metres of the finest Alcantara and napa leather moved in here. Fine stitching and great details turn the vehicle interior into a real wellness oasis!
Result: Understatement certainly wasn’t part of the specifications the Prior designers worked to. If you want to multiply the aggressive look of your M6, however, you will just have to use the Widebody kit by Prior Design! The designers certainly did not overshoot the mark, but instead emphasize the sporty and aggressive attributes of the Gran Coupé in a targeted fashion!