It's strange how the world works. Occasionally, we'll bring you news of some ridiculously tuned new SUV and start wondering why in the world would anyone purchase, say, an 800bhp Brabus Mercedes GLE.
But then Manhart, a German tuner, comes up with a pretty stylish and somewhat logical update for BMW's hard-riding X3M, only making 10 of them.
The new Manhart MHX3 600 is here to welcome you.
Which is a complete fabrication.
This isn't a 600-horsepower vehicle.
The 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six has been increased in power from 503bhp in the X3M Competition to 626bhp in the X3M Competition.
All of this is attributed to improved engine computer coding and a freer-flowing stainless steel exhaust system.
Under a hefty 30mm ride-height cut, 22-inch rims — from Alpina, bizarrely – are installed.
The carbon fibre fairy godmother then appears.
She's wanding the mirror caps, splitter, diffuser, and steering wheel with her weave-wand.
As a result, we're left with a strangely attractive tuned German SUV.
The regular X3M isn't Modified Rides go-to super-4x4 since it rides like a skateboard on cobblestones, makes a lot of noise, and, well, there's the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
This Manhart one, on the other hand, looks a lot more like it.
Is it necessary for them to construct more than ten?
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