Oletha is the car we wish BMW had built – an uncompromised synthesis of BMW’s greatest design, engineering, and racing achievements. We preserve the foundations of German engineering and precision while infusing American ingenuity and passion. The result is a level of refinement and quality not possible in volume manufacturing or one-off fabrications. We created this vehicle to provoke a tactile, unfiltered, and challenging driving experience. This feeds the relentless human desire for control and mastery of the machine. Oletha is our love letter to the BMW of our childhoods.

The specifications below reflect our basic framework for each bespoke build. Individual commissions are built to client specifications. Choices of components, materials, colors, and textures allow clients to tailor the vehicle's demeanor, feel, and purpose to their desires. We welcome any special requests requiring additional design and engineering efforts.

  • S65B44 Engine – naturally aspirated, 4.4 liter V8, 450+ horsepower, 8,500 rpm redline

  • Individual throttle bodies, electromechanically actuated

  • Custom carbon fiber composite intake manifold

  • Custom stainless steel and Inconel exhaust components

 

  • 6-speed H-pattern manual transmission

  • Mechanical limited slip differential – 3-clutch, 3.62 final drive ratio

 

  • Hydraulic rack and pinion steering rack – 12.8:1 ratio

  • KW 2-way adjustable suspension – stainless steel damper construction

  • Lightweight forged aluminum control arms

  • AP Racing brakes – lightweight forged Radi-CAL calipers, fully floating rotors

  • Forged and machined monoblock wheels

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires standard

 

  • Carbon fiber composite body – toughened epoxy prepreg, autoclave cured

  • ~3,090 lbs curb weight

  • Compact vehicle footprint – 4,350 mm x 1,850 mm

  • 30,000 Newton-meter/degree torsional rigidity

  • Low profile electrically actuated rear spoiler

 

  • Driver-focused cockpit dressed in the highest quality materials

  • 8-way adjustable touring or carbon fiber composite sport seats

  • Audiophile-grade sound system

 

  • Extensive use of 3D printed metallics, composites, plastics​