During the early afternoon, to introduce me to some of Active’s more powerful projects, Rob took me out in a very special car, Active Autowerke’s own E92 M3-based Blitzkrieg . The Blitzkrieg, named via a fan poll and fitting for what it can do – is a DCT-equipped M3, fitted with the latest Active Autowerke supercharger, meth kit and Active exhaust system rewarding those with a prodigious right foot with over 700HP on tap. Rob took me on a relatively short ride in the Blitzkrieg but in just a quick jet ’round the block, at full throttle the custom M3 felt as though it was melting time. The good news was Active equipped the Blitzkrieg with massive 12 piston calipers upfront bringing the coupe to a halt as fast as it was to 60 miles per hour. I couldn’t help but just laugh like a little kid the entire time at the unfiltered insanity that is the Blitzkrieg – it goes and stops so fast, sounds like a tornado under acceleration and will redefine what you think fast is. By comparison – I was hoping to see gains of 40 to 50HP from my E91 while Active managed to churn another 300HP+ from an M3 – impressive to say the least.
Commenting on the opening, Kaye Ceille, managing director, Avis UK, said: “Our launch at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 forms an important part of our business strategy; to make high quality and accessible car hire available to those coming in and out of the UK, wherever and whenever they need it. We’re delighted that Avis customers are the first to be served at Terminal 5 and are looking forward to offering a comfortable and convenient onward travel option.”