Posted: March 28, 2016
“Through its overall concept, the BMW i8 embodies the accomplished vision of a modern and sustainable sports car. The highly emotive design instantly shows which qualities the BMW i8 has to offer. Yet it doesn’t rely entirely on its sports car character. Its aesthetics also pursue functional aims: more aerodynamics for maximum efficiency.”
In its most recent visit to our shop, everyone's favorite Frozen Blue M3 got a fresh set of wheels. Previously equipped with a set of Forgestar F14s, the owner of this E92 wanted to change things up just a bit. Like his F14s, these new CF5Vs are finished in a similar gunmetal color and feature an aggressive, concave profile. Other new additions to this car include the Mode Carbon side skirts along with the custom LTMW 1M style front bumper. Enjoy.
This sedan is a great example of an M3 that has had almost everything done to it. The first modification that everyone will notice is the perfectly smooth matte Estoril blue paint job done by C&C Collision in Pasadena. To compliment the custom paint job and create an aggressive look the following Vorsteiner parts have been installed: VRS Aero Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid, GTS3 Front Bumper & Carbon Fiber Splitter, and a VRS Aero Type II Carbon Fiber Diffuser. To really make this car one of a kind, the Challenge Carbon Fiber Roof Panel for E90 Sedan was installed, modified to fit the sunroof, and finished with a matte clear coat so it matched the rest of the car. The same matte clear-coat has been applied to the BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Mirrors. Matte carbon fiber 360 Forged wheels and a set of H&R lowering springs give this sedan the proper stance.
When this much is done to the aesthetics of a car, it only makes sense to match the performance. Taking care of the power is VF Engineering's VF620 supercharger system, which pushes this M3 past the 500 wheel hp mark. More power means bigger brakes: 6-piston front, 4-piston rear Brembo GT big brake kits take care of stopping this beast. To make it sound more alive, the OEM mufflers were replaced with RPI mufflers.
This is a real head turner. Check out all the photos below!