EXCLUSIVE: Vilner Reveals the Bullshark
The latest artwork of the Bulgarian luxury tuning company Vilner – BMW Bullshark, has been exclusively unveiled and again the readers of automobilesreview.com are the first to see it and read about it. The name of the project comes from the English name for the species Bull shark. The goal of the tuners was to bring back part of the forms of the sea predator, which are typical for the older models, and to weave them harmoniously with the future in the way they see it.
They have succeeded to create the design and afterwards to realize it in one year. The professionals at Vilner have also created the project with the idea to change the 6 Series by strictly following its lines. From this vehicle, which is a generation of BMW 6 Series before the last one, they have kept only the roof and the doors unchanged.
In order to create the details, the team has used composite materials, and this is how they now have a completely new design and in addition are lighter when compared to the production ones. The designers have utilized blue accents in the interior and exterior, combined it with brown, and from the interior they have transferred the same design language again onto the exterior.
Outside as well as inside, the blue accents are very fine. In the coupe they are present almost everywhere in the form of decorative stitching – on the seats, sun shields, rearview mirror, the upholstery on the doors as well as on the seat belts and floor mats.
On the outside – on the mirrors, strips next to the side windows, "kidneys", exhaust caps and the lights "taken" from Infiniti FX. Carbon fibers are the natural solution for the bumpers, door-sills, rearview mirrors and the spoiler above the rear window.
Additionally they have inserted LEDs in the lights. The tail-lights are taken from the facelifted E63, while the indicators are a slight reference to Z4. In the silhouette of the Bullshark is unobtrusively implied the presence of the shark.
In the interior the seats have been completely replaced with sport ones from the M Series of the same model. The steering wheel is individualized and also includes a change in the form. Art Studio Vilner has shortened the gearshift lever and has created a new brown dials with blue rings for the mileage-meters. Leather and Alcantara are wrapping even the rearview mirror, the seat's housing, dashboard, doors, side panels to the rear seat and the trunk.
The project wouldn't be completely finished without a High-End sound. In the car have been mounted 2-band systems with Ground Zero speakers at the front and rear, while for the optimal precision of the sound control takes care the Audison processor. The coupe is entirely noise-insulated.
Power tuning has been also implemented via chiptuning, generation AC Schnitzer. Therefore the result is a breath-taking maximum power of around 370 hp (272 kW) and a maximum torque of 522 Nm (407 lb-ft) at 3420 rev. The Bullshark runs on Z Performance wheels in the dimensions of 8,5 x 19 at the front, and 9,5 x 19 at the rear. As a final touch Vilner has created for the client an individual traveling bag made in the same style and materials as the car.