Monthly Archives: January 2016

  1. Akrapovic and a Porsche 911 GT3

    The Porsche 911, produced since 1963, has been known for being a high performance two-door, 2+2 sports car. With a rear mounted six cylinder, Porsche has been very consistent from the first 911 models all the way through the current models. At the very top end of the 911 spectrum lie the GT3 and GT3 RS. This 2015 911 (991) GT3 houses a 3.8L flat-six pushing out 475hp at 8,250rpm. Shifts are deadly quick like the M4 DCT with the use of the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch gearbox. Don’t mess with these track ready cars. Fitted with a roll cage, quick acceleration, and rear steering, expect to put up a tough fight.

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  2. BMW E86 Z4M - Sparco Upgrade

    Thanks to the powerful S54 engine, sharp steering and handling, and well spread weight, the E86 Z4M is a great choice to go and hit the track with. Available as either a two seat convertible or hatchback, the Z4M has an attractive appearance. BMW made sure that with the M model Z4s that they were equipped with a six speed manual transmission. With the sport tuned suspension, limited-slip differential and bigger brakes, the Z4M was coming close to a track ready car.

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  3. BMW F82 M4 - The Austin Yellow Treatment - Continued

    When adding a ton of yellow to your already yellow car isn’t enough, adding even more yellow couldn’t possibly hurt…right? With the Austin Yellow F82, adding even more yellow doesn’t appear to be a bad idea. At no point do your eyes get lost when looking at the car. The body still flows as it would with a stock M4. Aiding in the clean appearance of this car is the Austin Yellow and black combination. Yellow tends to go well with black trim pieces. As a matter of fact, the EAS M4 also houses a complete black painted grille set from iND.

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  4. A Moonstone

    It goes easy to say that the F80 M3 has body lines that show a smooth flowing, sporty, and rigid on the edge kind of look. Worn in many colors, the F80 M3 is a beauty in all options. However, there is no paint color that brings out every fine definition like Moonstone Metallic. The M3 is truly a sleek and timeless look that just becomes further refined and more attractive than ever with the special paint.

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  5. Individual Simplicity

    Recently we worked on an awesome Tanzanite Blue Metallic F80 M3 and were able to experience the brilliant paint under direct sunlight. Getting another chance to see the nearly $2,000 paint job, the M3s two-door counterpart came to us for some work. Detailed by Ethan at Mantis Detail, the car was spotless both inside and out. The deep dark Tanzanite Blue shine housing the Silverstone interior is breathtaking.

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  6. Messing with BAVSOUND

    Standing out from every other car in the crowd is easy when it’s an individual F80 M3. Featuring an extremely rare color, hardly seen on previous BMW models, Messing (Brass) Metallic is a sight to behold. BAVSOUND ordered the M3 and was slightly discouraged after almost a 6 month wait for the car to arrive. Once told that their car was ready for pickup 3 days before a previously promised date, Bavarian Soundwerks was thrilled. “It was quite exciting as both the exterior and interior choices were made “blind”. We had never seen the color in person, so we had to trust our gut instinct and google images that it would work as well as we thought it would.”

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  7. Supercharging an E60 M5

    The M5 has always been a luxury powerhouse when it comes to the M Performance line of BMW. Pushing out 500 bhp from the 5.0 L V10 S85 engine, the super high performance sedan makes its way from 0-60 mph in 4.1 to 4.5 seconds. Amazingly, the E60 M5 was both the quickest and the fastest sedan in the world when it was released in 2005. We put this Black Sapphire Metallic M5 on our Dynojet Dyno to see what numbers it would put to the wheels. 437.49 hp at 7,470 RPM was the number the M5 ended up pushing to. Although already putting down a high number, the owner wanted more.

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  8. The Donington Special

    BMW has been known to give some of their cars and/or paint jobs special names, specifically after racetracks or events. For example, Laguna Seca Blue, Lime Rock Park, Dakar Yellow, Estoril Blue, Le Mans Blue, Imola Red, Montreal Blue, Valencia Orange, and Yas Marina Blue. There are many more BMW colors and editions that are named after where automotive history takes place but come the X5M and we get introduced to the stunning Donington Grey Metallic. Named after the Donington Park Circuit in Castle Donington, England the X5M clearly packs the same blood as its other M brothers.

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  9. Black Sapphire Metallic F82 M4 - Carbon Fiber Aerodynamics

    Carbon Fiber and the F8X M3/M4 go together like peanut butter goes with jelly. The options seem limitless in terms of just how much carbon fiber parts can be put on the M4 straight from BMW. Every carbon fiber BMW part is the iconic 2x2 weave except for the roof which is a 1x1 pattern. This allows BMW to make their parts to the shape that they desire since 2x2 drapes much better than 1x1. Used less often by manufacturers is the plain weave (1x1). This is because 1x1 is a tighter knit fabric and is easier to handle without making any distortions in the weave. However, the tighter weave makes draping more difficult over a mold but usually provides more strength. When getting down to it carbon fiber typically has a “wet” process and a “dry” process. Parts that use the wet layup process are generally shiny but even for carbon fiber become heavy with the amount of resin used to cure.

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  10. Austin Yellow M4 Gets A Small Makeover

    Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Make many small changes and there is no doubt there is an almost complete transformation. Being out for some time, the M4 has increasingly gained available modifications in both the aesthetic and power departments. For many, the M4 has plenty of get up and go so the modification list is immediately cut down. For excellent fitment and quality finish, BMW M Performance Parts are never a letdown. BMW offers different components for many parts of the car like the exhaust, aerodynamics, and many pieces of the interior.

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