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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Meet a small dragster monster

The Isetta 300 is one of the old European micro cars with three wheels that was built by BMW back in the 1950s and it many ways it remains an icon for the Bavarians. The little three-wheeler was never known for its agility or performance, but that might change today.
Front right side view of 1959 BMW Isetta 300 Dragster. (Picture from: http://www.zercustoms.com/)
Now you can see a Isetta that has been modified in such a way to be a small dragster monster called Isetta Dragster. Performance of a mini monster is powered by a supercharged 502 cu. in the V8 engine from Chevrolet. With its 2-speed manual transmission and monster of an engine, the Isetta Dragster could spew a power of 730 hp. It also comes with a dual-circuit disc brake system, an AP balance bar for burnouts and a new suspension system from the current generation BMW M3.
Interior view of 1959 BMW Isetta 300 Dragster. (Picture from: http://www.zercustoms.com/)
The dragster car also sits on five-spoke wheels and B.F. Goodrich G-Force tires. At the rear, the Isetta dragster has a single 18-inch racing wheel with a Sumitomo HTRZ II tire, and a huge racing wing.
Rear right side view of 1959 BMW Isetta 300 Dragster. (Picture from: http://www.zercustoms.com/)
The mini monster car comes with a BDS supercharger, twin Holley 750 CFM double pumper carburetors, and Zoomies exhaust headers that can shoot four feet long flames. The dragster measures 12 ft. 4 in. or 5.19 m in length.

In the year of 2013, this mini dragster monster auctioned at RM Auctions, when sold, it’s expected to cost the owner anywhere from U.S $75,000 to $100,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ZERCUSTOMS | BMW BLOG]
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