Monthly Archives: September 2013

  1. Alpine White M6 Gran Coupe

    Not much really needs to be done to make an M6 Gran Coupe look stunning. This brand new stock Alpine White F06 came to us to get the basics modifications out of the way. The complete line-up of IND's painted pieces replaced the OEM front reflectors, chrome kidney grilles, chrome fender gilles and chrome trunk badge for a cleaner and more aggressive appearance.

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  2. EAS Competes in the European Car Tuner GP 2013

    This week, for the third year in a row, we had the opportunity to participate in European Car Magazine's Tuner GP. This time around, instead of bringing a supercharged M3 like we usually do, we brought our lighter and more nimble supercharged Z4M. The three day even consisted of dyno runs, drag races and timed laps at Streets of Willow Springs Raceway. Competing against us were cars ranging from an 80's Porsche 911, a super powerful Audi TT RS and even a nearly identical supercharged Z4M. We took plenty of photos and some video to give you an exclusive sneak peek, but be sure to grab the European Car issue when it hits stands to see all the results! Enjoy.

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  3. 700whp Ford GT on our Dyno

    This past Saturday we had the opportunity to have something very special on our dyno: a 2006 Whipple supercharged Ford GT. We've had hundreds of cars on our dyno, but this had to have been loudest one yet. This ground shaking (literally), fire-breathing (again, literally) Ford GT put down a monstrous 699whp and 646wtq (SAE). The owner of this super-clean supercar was kind enough to let us snap and share all the photos we wanted. Also, be sure to check out the video below to get an idea of how awesome this car is. Enjoy.

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  4. Diamond Schwartz Liberty Walk M3

    This custom painted Diamond Schwartz E92 is actually the second ESS supercharged, Liberty Walk Performance widebody M3 that we've seen here in the last few months. (Click here to check out the Laguna Seca blue one.) This LTMW built M3 features the LB performance body kit, an ESS VT2-625 supercharger, HRE wheels, Brembo brakes, Sparco seats, a roll cage and many,many more modifications for a truly head-turning result. Enjoy.

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  5. LeMans Blue VT1-445 Supercharged E46 M3

    This clean LeMans Blue E46 M3 came to us in pursuit of more power. Before we did anything, we strapped it to our Dynojet to get a baseline read. In its naturally aspirated state this M3 put down 263whp and 223wtq SAE, which is average for these cars. After we finished installing the ESS VT1-445 Supercharger System we did another dyno session to see the results. Although the VT1-445 is ESS' entry level system, this M3 still managed to put down 361whp and 266wtq. Thats almost a 100whp gain and it now makes more torque than it did power when NA.

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  6. Supercharged TiAg E46 M3 on 57 Motorsport Wheels

    If angular, concave wheels are your thing, then the 57 Motorsport G07EX wheels by Rays Engineering are probably right up your alley. This Titanium Silver E46 M3 features a super aggressive set finished in Matte Black for an extremely low and wide stance. The open face spoke pattern shows off the bright red Brembo brakes that lurk behind. This car also combines plenty of "go" with the "show", as it is equipped with a VF Engineering VF570 supercharger system under the hood.

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  7. Moonstone Metallic F10 M5 LCI

    Recently, BMW introduced some minor updates to the M5. Today we had this beautiful Moonstone Metallic F10 with Silverstone II interior drop by our shop, so we thought we would share some photos with you. Enjoy.

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  8. Frozen Red M3 Gets Some Carbon Fiber

    The last time we saw this rare Frozen Red edition E92 M3 in our shop we installed an Akrapovic Evolution exhaust and BMWpedals DCT paddle shifters. This time we had the opportunity to garnish the car with some carbon fiber. In the front is Vorsteiner's GTS-V carbon fiber front lip spoiler. In the rear, the matching Vorsteiner GTS-V carbon fiber diffuser and BMW's Performance carbon fiber trunk spoiler complete the ensemble. The finished result looks great, as the Frozen Red paint contrasts beautifully with the glossy carbon weaves.

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  9. Imola Red E46 S54 Wagon

    Here's an excellent reason why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. While station wagons are rarely considered performance cars, this particular Imola Red E46 has a special trick up its sleeve. It may have a hatchback, but underneath its deceiving exterior are the guts of an M3. Featuring the M3 engine, transmission, interior and suspension, the only things missing from this converted wagon are the badge and maybe some wider fender flares. Fitted with a set of BBS wheels, Brembo Brakes and set of coilovers, this E46 might even surpass a stock M3's handling performance. It isn't hard to imagine that this red wagon gets plenty of double takes on both the street and track.

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  10. Akrapovic Evolution Space Gray M3

    For many people, the way the M3 comes from the factory is perfect. For our customers, stock usually isn't quite good enough. There is a spectrum ranging from a single modification to a fully custom build, that is necessary to make an M3 perfect in its owner's eyes. The owner of this Space Gray E92 M3 wanted to keep most of his car original, while tweaking it with his own personal tastes. First on the list was Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust system, which is renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship, its extreme weight savings and its notable power gains. The second modification is more understated: BMWPedals' billet extended DCT shifter paddles give an aggressive style and improved functionality to the OEM steering wheel. Tinted brake lights complete this car's modification list, for a clean and subtly improved E92.

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