Elizabeth de Latour

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Road-legal Group A 2.3-litre S14B23-engined BMW M3 E30 recreation

Road-legal Group A 2.3-litre S14B23-engined BMW M3 E30 recreation

If you went to all the trouble of building a Group A E30 M3 recreation it’d be no surprise if you then decided it was too good just to use on the track, which is why this incredible Warsteiner-liveried beast is not only fully prepped for racing but also fully road legal. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Lewis Bennett.

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Jaw-dropping, show-stopping 650bhp BMW M3 F80

Jaw-dropping, show-stopping 650bhp BMW M3 F80

When we first featured Philipp Maas’s F80 M3 back in 2018 it blew us away and now it’s back, having been totally transformed and taken to the next level, and the end result is simply spectacular. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Evolutionized Photography.

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Single-turbo S55-swapped wide-body BMW 2002

Single-turbo S55-swapped wide-body BMW 2002

The greatest showman. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone builds a wide-body, single-turbo S55-swapped 2002 that obliterates your senses and makes you realise otherwise. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Viktor Benyi.

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4.0-litre V8 M60B40 engined BMW E30 Coupe

4.0-litre V8 M60B40 engined BMW E30 Coupe

With its oh-so subtly enhanced styling and a thumping great V8 under the bonnet, classic 3 Series motoring doesn’t get much better than this awesome E30. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Sebastian Obara.

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600whp turbo GM 6.0-litre LQ4 V8-swapped drift BMW E46 Coupe

600whp turbo GM 6.0-litre LQ4 V8-swapped drift BMW E46 Coupe

600whp turbo V8 E46 insane wide-arch drift missile. Sometimes you need to let loose and go a little crazy, and this insane LQ V8-swapped E46 drift beast is an unhinged creation that’s been built with no compromise and no caution. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Patrik Karlsson.

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965bhp tuned Turbo wide-body BMW M3 Coupe E36

965bhp tuned Turbo wide-body BMW M3 Coupe E36

965bhp M3 Wild wide-body turbo E36 Coupe. Saved from abandonment, enhanced with some serious old-school wide-body vibes, and then endowed with an insane dose of turbo power, this stunning E36 M3 is a build of epic proportions. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Jape Tiitinen.

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600bhp supercharged S62-swapped BMW M7 E38

600bhp supercharged S62-swapped BMW M7 E38

Supercharged S62 V8-swapped E38 When it comes to luxury transport, it doesn’t get much better than a 7 Series, but if you want the ultimate executive express you’ve got to take matters into your own hands, which is exactly what the owner of this supercharged S62-swapped E38 did… Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Kevin Uy.

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Supercharged 700bhp BMW M6 E63

Supercharged 700bhp BMW M6 E63

Force of nature 700hp supercharged E63 M6 Finished in a stunning matt wrap, covered in carbon and with a phenomenal supercharged V10 under its bonnet, this E63 M6 is pure modified BMW perfection. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Rich Pearce.

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Full-on brutal tuned 600bhp BMW M4 GTS F82

Full-on brutal tuned 600bhp BMW M4 GTS F82

Full-on brutal M4 GTS F82. You might think that there’s not a whole lot you could do to a car as extreme as the M4 GTS, but there isn’t a BM out there that can’t be made to go faster and look better, as this example proves. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: C3 Photography.

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Turbo M50-engined 724bhp BMW E30 Coupe

Turbo M50-engined 724bhp BMW E30 Coupe

With outrageous custom bodywork and a massively modded turbo M50 under the bonnet, this extreme E30 is as wild as they come. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Jape Tiitinen.

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Turbo S38-swapped 850bhp BMW E9

Turbo S38-swapped 850bhp BMW E9

850bhp E9 sleeper - Turbo S38-swapped classic icon. With immaculate classic looks on the outside and 850bhp of turbocharged S38 fury on the inside, this astonishing E9 is the ultimate sleeper. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Tuomas Girsen.

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Do Cabriolet and Targa prices tail off in winter?

Do Cabriolet and Targa prices tail off in winter?

We’re back to myth-busting again this issue as we address another oft-muttered assumption within our Porsche marketplace: that prices of Cabriolets and Targas change according to the season. So can their values really spike in spring and fall in autumn, for want of a better phrase?

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BMW M5 E28 - my drive

BMW M5 E28 - my drive

BMW M5 E28 Ross Culver ‘The engine is a masterpiece, but the chassis set-up just edges it’

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Company car Triumph 2.5PI Estate

Company car Triumph 2.5PI Estate

Company car Triumph 2.5PI Estate working hard for its living. The Perfect Company Car When Pete Barrett decided he wanted to get a classic as his company car, it took a lot of persuading before his bosses agreed to the plan. As you can see from the pictures, the car he chose was a Triumph 2.5PI estate, so why that car, and how has this unusual choice worked out in practice? We asked Pete to explain.

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Gorgeous air-ride BMW 740iA E38

Gorgeous air-ride BMW 740iA E38

Aired-out over its custom three-piece ‘Throwing Star’ splits, this seriously slick 740i is luxury modded BM balling at its best. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Marcus Lundell.

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250bhp plus Сlub-Sport-spec BMW M3 E30

250bhp plus Сlub-Sport-spec BMW M3 E30

Epic BMW M3 E30 – full-on hardcore club-sport build. Built to club sport-spec and designed to be driven hard and fast on both road and track, this awesome E30 M3 has tapped into its racing roots and It’s a serious driving machine. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Daniel Bridle.

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Buying and tuning guide BMW M4 F82 and BMW M3 F80

Buying and tuning guide BMW M4 F82 and BMW M3 F80

There's never been a better time to buy an M3 or M4 and our guide will make sure you're fully clued-up on BM's twin-turbo twins. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: BMW, Patrick Lauder.

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Styled and tuned 500bhp BMW M3 F80

Styled and tuned 500bhp BMW M3 F80

With its dazzling Atlantis blue bodywork and a host of seriously sexy mods, this awesome F80 M3 is a stunning machine. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Lukasz Nowacki.

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Schmiedmann Stage 2 tuned 700bhp BMW M4 F82

Schmiedmann Stage 2 tuned 700bhp BMW M4 F82

Apex Predator awesome hardcore 700bhp M4. With over 700bhp, ultra-aggressive carbon styling and dazzling wrap, this beast of an M4 is an absolute performance animal. Text by Elizabeth de Latour. Photos by Kristoffer Kling.

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Simply superb BMW M3 E30

Simply superb BMW M3 E30

The time machine Stunning E30 M3. Having spent 10 years hunting for the perfect E30 M3 and then another seven modding the one he bought, a lot of Raymond Khublal’s life has revolved around the iconic classic but, as the stunning end product proves, it was time incredibly well spent. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Jonathan DeHate.

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Air-ride 319whp BMW M3 E46

Air-ride 319whp BMW M3 E46

Seriously sexy BMW M3 E46. Fulfilling a lifelong dream of M3 ownership, Tyler Grimes has blended pure NA performance with some serious style and individual flair, and the end result is an expertly-executed, head-turning build. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Tony Lopez.

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M50 1014whp BMW 3-Series Coupe E36

M50 1014whp BMW 3-Series Coupe E36

1014whp twincharged E36 Equipped with both a supercharger and turbo and developing an astonishing 1014whp, this wild E36 really is something else. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Patrik Karlsson.

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Drag machine 1400hp RB26-engined 4WD BMW Z4 E85

Drag machine 1400hp RB26-engined 4WD BMW Z4 E85

Where the wild things are 1400hp RB26 4WD Z4 E85. With 4WD and 1400hp from a massively modified RB26, this utterly insane, custom wide-body Z4 drag car is quite unlike anything we’ve ever featured… Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Patrik Karlsson.

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M52-swapped stunning custom BMW 328i Cabrio E30

M52-swapped stunning custom BMW 328i Cabrio E30

Sublime 2.8 M52 E20 Cab. With an M52 swap, stunning custom interior and plenty of unique touches, in a scene packed with modded E30s this head-turning cab really stands out. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Matt Richardson.

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Restored and custom-modded 1987 BMW 525e E28

Restored and custom-modded 1987 BMW 525e E28

Restored and custom-modded E28. Fully restored and brought up to stunning show standard with countless unique touches, this immaculate E28 is a truly magnificent machine. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Si Gray.

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700hp supercharged, wide-body BMW M3 E93

700hp supercharged, wide-body BMW M3 E93

Sun seeker 700hp supercharged, wide-body E93 M3 is the ultimate winter warmer! Outrageous, outlandish and completely over-the-top, this wild, wide-body, supercharged E93 M3 is the kind of insane build we love to see. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Mike Kuhn.

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Engine Guide BMW S55

Engine Guide BMW S55

We take a look at the inner workings of the twin-turbo S55 to see what makes it tick and how you can get the most from it. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: BMW, Evolutionized Photography.

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625hp S65B40 ESS VT2-625 supercharged BMW M3 E90

625hp S65B40 ESS VT2-625 supercharged BMW M3 E90

With a striking green and yellow colour scheme and 625hp from its supercharged V8, this awesome, full-on E90 M3 is one serious build. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Brian McGee.

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Quick guide to BMW M3 E30

Quick guide to BMW M3 E30

We cram all of the most important facts about the mighty E30 M3 into a guide you can read in the time it takes to make and drink a cup of tea (or coffee)! Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Tony Lopez.

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Wide-arch BMW 330Ci E46

Wide-arch BMW 330Ci E46

Overarching stance wide-arch BMW E46 330Ci. With custom metal rear wide arches hiding in plain sight, this seriously-slick E46 goes the extra mile for perfect fitment. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Scott Paterson.

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