Posted: November 11, 2015||
Generating around 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, the 435i is not a slow car. Competing with other newer cars in the same horsepower range like the STi, 370z, Mustang, Genesis, etc. the six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo motor is fairly easy to make push more power to the rear wheels. With that being said, this F32 has an AFE Intake, Evolution Racewerks Catless Downpipe, and JB4 to increase its power, easily surpassing the other cars in its class. To monitor what the car is doing with these mods, an AWRON Gauge was also installed.
Posted: October 19, 2015||
When tracking a car there are many components that can determine your lap time. Maximizing speeds in the corners, having the power to get up to speed on a straight, and most importantly, braking for corners, other drivers, or in emergency situations are some of the biggest factors. Since the owner of this M3 loves to take it out on the track, a brake upgrade was necessary. Equipped with an AP Racing brake system, this M3 doesn’t have to worry about brake fade or not being able to stop. Size matters when on the track because of the heat that is disbursed throughout the rotors when applying the brakes. Comparing the AP Racing BBK (Big Brake Kit) to the OEM equipment, the AP Racing BBK front calipers contain 6 pistons and slotted rotors versus the single piston and solid rotor from the factory.
To lose some weight and also increase grip the owner decided on Apex ARC 8 Wheels and Nitto NT01 Tires 275/35/ZR18 Front and Rear. Increasing performance slightly with its AFE Carbon Intake and Vorsteiner Type 1 Exhaust, this M3 for sure gives a good yet responsive exhaust note. Entering the car, the driver is immediately reminded that they are in an M Performance vehicle because of the M Performance Steering Wheel and stitching on the handbrake.