Someone peeled off an old BMW 5-Series because lightweight, bro

It’s called an exocar and is our new favorite thing

We all love the new-and-powerful cars but, in the eyes of a drive-loving spirit, they have a modern-day handicap: they’re fat.

Of course, there is a valid explanation: they’re using modern safety technology just to keep the car on the road. It’s something of a vicious circle, in the name of safety.

Someone took this matter into his own hands and thought about a radical solution: to lighten the car as much as possible. The guy’s name is Will Knytych and, well, he loves to drive.

And the result is a car that looks like it’s been used on a movie set. When it had its layers on, you’d’ve called it a BMW E39 5-Series. A 1997 BMW 540i, to be more precise.

That means it features a 4.4-liter V8 capable of 282 hp and 318 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque and mated to a six-speed Getrag. Those are good numbers for a 3,800-pound sedan. Drop half of the weight and you have an adrenaline-inducing ride.

When we said he loves to drive, we meant it: Will is using his exocar as a daily driver. You can read the whole story (and see more images) by clicking these highlighted words.

If you're curious about what other people do with old 5-Series, check out this EV-converted family car.

via TheDrive