This 16v Cosworth-styled body is finished in White with matching lower cladding and black bumper inserts. The body kit is specific to the Cosworth specs and includes a deeper aerodynamic chin spoiler, side skirts, rear air dam, fender flares, and an EVO I style trunk spoiler. Other exterior features include a welded sunroof panel, Eurospec headlights, aero mirrors, hood pins, and lexan windows w/sliding access panels. The front bumper dam and bumper have a central cut-out to allow for better airflow to the M104 powerplant. A minor scrape is visible on the driver’s side of the front lip and glue staining is visible at the base of the rear wing, and the seller notes that there are numerous other minor scrapes depicted in the gallery, but no dents. The rest of the paint and bodywork are reportedly in very good condition overall.
This example is fitted with a set of 17” Maxlite EVO II style wheels wearing Falken Azenis RT660 tires measuring 215/40 all around with 2020 date codes. The suspension has been upgraded with Bilstein shocks and H&R springs at all four corners. Stopping power is provided by a set of cross-drilled rotors, pads and Porsche-branded black calipers from a Porsche 996. The EVO II wheels and Porsche brake upgrade were added by the seller in the last year.
The cabin has been completely stripped of all panels, carpeting, dash and unnecessary electronics. The bare interior was then painted and transformed into a lightweight racing cockpit for a focused driving experience. A 6-point 1.5” diameter roll cage has been integrated throughout and a new Sparco racing seat is mounted for the driver. All other seats have been removed along with the rest of the OEM interior. Additional features include a four-point safety harness, a quick-release NRG, reinforced steering wheel, and push-start ignition. The OEM gauge cluster and other switches have been removed and the new switchgear has been consolidated into a centrally-located aluminum panel with the exception of the tachometer and shift light which are mounted behind the steering wheel. All supplemental accessories have been removed for weight savings and the seller confirms all essential electronics to be working properly. The lights/brake lights/turn signals all function properly allowing for street legal road use in most states. The car does not presently have a horn which may impact some state road use laws, but one can easily be re-fitted to the car.
This 190E has been fitted with a European-spec M104 3.2L DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine paired with a 5-speed manual 717 gearbox and a 3.27 limited-slip differential. Upgrades include a free-flowing exhaust with single muffler, solid drivetrain mounts, an oversized throttle body, an Aeromotive fuel system with a foam-filled fuel cell, a DTA Fast Pro ECU, and a complete custom wiring harness. A dyno test from the previous reported an output of 207 HP and 219 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels and the seller indicates the engine to offer excellent compression with a recently replaced head gasket by the prior owner. A video of that dyno test is viewable below. In 2020, a new clutch, radiator, and electric fan were installed along with a major service which included all new fluids and filters, spark plugs, ignition coils, and a battery.
The seller notes that the car may freely be raced in an “open” class but does not fit into a specific vintage racing class due to the engine upgrade.
Additional underbody and suspension photos are viewable in the gallery below.
A driving video from October along with a dyno video from 2020 and an engine revving video from 2021 is viewable below.
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