Posted: November 26, 2014||
Every year we participate in the European Car Magazine Tuner GP with one of our project BMWs. Having previously competed with a supercharged E92 M3 and a supercharged E86 Z4M, this was the first year we showed up with a turbo car. With our M4 putting down 559hp and 605ft-lbs tq at the wheels, we made some changes prior to the event to help this beast handle the race track.
While lowering springs are perfect for the street, the track demands a bit more. We opted for a set of KW Clubsport 2-way adjustable coilovers, which enabled us to dial-in the optimal settings for the highly technical Streets of Willow Raceway. We then installed a front/rear Brembo GT big brake kit for better stopping power and fade-free performance. Like many of our track-going customers, we installed a set of strong and lightweight 18" Apex EC-7 wheels wrapped in the event required Continental Extreme Contact DW tires.
Just like every other year we've competed, we drove our M4 to and from the event to prove that it's a double duty street/track weapon. Our driver, Jordan Yost of Yost Autosport, piloted the F82 and put down some awesome lap times. To get all the details you'll have to wait for the European Car Tuner GP issue to hit newsstands sometime early next year, but for now you can check out these exclusive photos and video from the event. Enjoy!
If you've ever been to our shop, then you've probably seen this Space Gray E92 M3 parked in front. Being our third project E92 M3, we decided to do things a little bit differently this time around. Unlike our previous Alpine White project E92, which was essentially a street-legal race car, this M3 is much more of a sleeper.
Exterior modifications are limited to matte black kidney grilles & fender gills, IND painted reflectors and a Duke Dynamics trunk. Lowered on KW Clubsport coilovers and pushed out with Macht Schnell spacers, the stock 18" wheels house a set of AP Racing brakes which have been custom painted for a subtle appearance. Lurking under the hood is an ESS VT2-625 supercharger system combined with an Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust system, which is good for over 560hp at the wheels. Inside, an Awron Kompressor 1 digital gauge display, the BMW Performance steering wheel and a set of BMWPedals billet DCT shifter paddles dress up an otherwise stock Speed Cloth interior.
The end result is a very fast and very comfortable M3 that doesn't boast about it. If you ever want a ride, just let us know!