Originally Posted by komodo
He spent like $50k modding that tranny. Crazy.
That is because the M73 V12 never had a manual transmission attached by BMW in any form.
The M70/S70 8 series cars were the only V12s BMW built with a manual transmission. (S70= 850CSi)
The story is a rather stale copycat if you followed the Saga of Bimmerhead and Baby on Bimmerforums.
His supercharged 740 with a manual has run 1 Lap a couple of times already. IIRC it was shipped to Germany to run the German 2000 last year. It is faster than M5's and handles with the Porches already.