Monthly Archives: August 2015
Imola Red was one of the colors that BMW offered on the original M3 sedan, the E36. Fast forward about twenty years, and the only way to get your hands on an Imola Red F80 M3 is through BMW's Individual program. It's worth it though; just look at this car! From the factory it's been fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, a Silverstone interior and a manual transmission. A KW HAS sleeve-over system dialed in the ride height for a sportier stance and improved response. For some extra power we installed an ESS E-Tronic tuner in combination with some Evolution Racewerks downpipes, which is a very potent combination. The exterior has been kept simple, with only the M Performance carbon fiber splitters and lip giving the front end a more aggressive look. With a paint job like this, sometimes less is more. Enjoy.
Posted: August 21, 2015
If you spend a bit of time on any online BMW forum, you'll begin to realize the crazy amount of competition that exists among modified M3s. Making it to the top requires careful planning and execution. This Monte Carlo Blue Individual E92 is certainly a contender to be a lot of people's perfect M3, so let's see why. Besides its rare color, one of the first things you'll probably notice are the 20" HRE 590RS wheels mounted in front of massive color-matched Brembo brakes. That combo on its own is already pretty sweet, but let's keep going. Obviously this M3 is lowered, but it's not just lowered on a set springs; KW Clubsport coilovers provide this E92 with a custom ride height and tuned handling.
Lift the aluminum hood and you'll be greeted by a beautifully painted ESS VT2-625 supercharger system. Combined with the Akrapovic Evolution full titanium exhaust system, this high-reviving supercharged V8 wont feel even the slightest bit threatened around its younger, twin-turbo I6 siblings. With the introduction of boost, a boost gauge was required; the Awron gauge provided the cleanest and most functional solution for this particular car. Additional information is displayed on the M Performance steering wheel's screen, while the rest of the cockpit has been upgraded in a proper way. Custom painted Performance seats, custom stitched floor mats, carbon fiber, billet aluminum and Alcantara bits give this M3 the oxymoronic feel of a luxury race car.
The exterior has been subtly adorned with a Mode Carbon front lip and an M Performance trunk spoiler, which features a color-matched pin-stripe, while the quad Akrapovic exhaust tips add the final touches of carbon fiber. In the end, this M3 is high-end, beautiful, functional, meticulously thought-out and insanely fast. This is one sick M indeed.