streets of willow springs
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!
Watch as driver Jordan Yost thrashes our VF Engineering VF620 supercharged E92 M3 on Streets of Willow Raceway. The exhaust you hear is Akrapovic's Evolution Titanium exhaust system.
We drove our VF620 M3 and our Z4M Coupe out to Willow Springs on Saturday to have some fun with Shift Sector Track Days. The weather forecast predicted "sheets" of rain for the entire day; luckily they were wrong! Joining us was our driver of choice, Jordan Yost, who put in lap after merciless lap in our M3 for some cool footage (coming soon!). Check out the turnout of cars that showed up, including a ZR1, an SLS and a widebody 335i.