gts3 front bumper
Orange Fever's E90 M3 is the latest VF620 install to hit the streets. Being a daily driver at 70K miles, the output on the dyno was a bit low on the hp side. While performing a VIN check, we discovered the necessary Updates were not yet performed, contributing to the DCT lag plaguing the early >09 DCT builds.
As a necessary precaution performed on all VF builds, the software is brought up to date before beginning work. This particular M3's ISTA/P version was brought up to 2.45, correcting the DCT lag and bringing all other modules up to date. A joyful side effect was a +23HP bump on the power side, just from updating.
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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!
Sometimes subtlety is key, as it is with this Mineral White E92. To the average eye this M3 may appear pretty stock, but the enthusiast will instantly notice the clean and more aggressive Vorsteiner exterior. In the front is the GTS3 Front Bumper with the integrated carbon fiber splitter; the design of this bumper is very similar to OEM, with only minor changes in some of the lines. Most noticeably in the rear is the flowing VRS Aero Trunk Lid, creating the coveted "CSL" look. The finishing touches are made with the VRS Aero Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser Type II which perfectly wraps the Akrapovic titanium exhaust tips.