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BOOST MODE #Stunning 610 whp turbocharged E36 M3 turns up the heat. Cars are meant to be driven and it was that realisation that took this E36 M3 from mild to wild.
JUNKIE BOOST Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Patrick Lauder
Dean Yarza never intended for his E36 M3 to turn out this way. He’d always wanted one, that much he did know, and finally owning one was the fulfilment of a high school dream, even though it followed a modified E46 M3 ZCP. You might have thought that his former car would have been the keeper, the big one, because it was an E46 M3 after all, but life’s not always that straightforward. That Dean has been dreaming about owning an E36 M3 since his high school days is no surprise; this is a man who, briefly, owned a hand-me-down E21 323i as his first car and who admits to having been interested in BMWs since first being able to drive.
The Carbon black 2005 E46 M3 that he purchased in 2006 was where his BMW journey began proper, Dean having experimented with numerous vehicles prior to that. “I’ve basically modified everything I’ve owned since high school, giving in to the typical sickness the everyday car nut suffers from and I do not discriminate when it comes to the hobby,” he grins. This explains why his car ownership history includes an Acura Integra on nitrous, a couple of Saleen Mustangs and a Saleen Cobra, all of which ended up running over 500whp courtesy of aftermarket superchargers, a Ford F150 truck and even a couple of Yamaha R6 bikes. It’s a varied, colourful automotive past in which Dean has sampled all manner of modified machinery and that most certainly did not stop when the M3 entered his life. “I modified it with all the NA boltons including long tube exhaust manifolds, performance pulleys, air filter, 4.10 gearing and a performance tune. The exterior was also fitted with the full line of Vorsteiner VSL pieces – front bumper, rear deck lid and diffuser. 19” BBS LM rims and a Brembo GT brake kit were also installed,” completing what sounds like a thoroughly sexy and sorted M3. So why the switch from 46 to 36?
“After parting with my E46 M3, I yearned for another M and, more importantly, something to give me purpose, spending hours on forums researching and purchasing parts. At the time, it was the perfect platform to satisfy the need to handle, perform, and modify while being fairly painless to attain,” explains Dean though, in truth, the E36 did almost put the brakes on his modding addiction but, as we all know, you just can’t fight it…
“As many E36 owners know, it’s a bit tough to find them in a non-abused state in today’s market,” he says, and he’s not wrong. “After failing to find one to my liking for a few months, I put out a wanted add online and, amazingly, received a response for what was almost exactly what I was looking for. Prior to my search, I’d curbed my expectations, accepting the fact that these cars are close to 20 years old and I wasn’t going to find a gem. My initial want was just for a clean-titled, decent paint/interior M3 knowing that 90-110k miles would be the norm. What appeared in response to my add was a single-owner, excellent condition M3 with only around 33,000 miles, completely stock, still with the break-in instructions applied to the windscreen, as well as the original window sticker still in the glove compartment. It was far too pristine but in no way would be passed up.” That sounds like a once in a lifetime find to us and it would have been very silly of Dean to turn down the opportunity to own such an immaculate car, but it was the car’s virgin state and lack of miles that presented Dean with a bit of a quandary. “Prior to finding one with such low mileage, my plans were night and day from what the car is now,” he says.
“I initially only wanted something I could drive every day and everywhere, occasionally having weekend duty for spirited driving in the hills. To do this, I planned nothing more than a capable coilover set and a nice wheel and tyre combo. In a way, I just wanted a cool car I could really beat on and not care too much about,” but obviously that couldn’t happen now and a different approach to the whole ownership and modding outlook had to be taken. In fact, as we mentioned earlier, Dean wasn’t even sure whether modifying was the right thing to do. “As I did not plan to find such a low mileage/collector type of car, it was a tough decision to modify,” he says, before adding “ but eventually the bug got the better of me,” and so things began to happen.
Suspension and wheels came first, as per his original plans; “Knowing that I did not participate in high performance driving/autocross events, I was looking for something simple in terms of handling and comfort,” Dean explains. “The Bilstein PSS9 kit fits this bill as it is a basic coilover setup which is not too aggressive while offering, in my opinion, one of the most comfortable rides for a coilover while still improving handling capability. Along with this, I’ve also chosen a set of Dinan front and rear strut braces and a BMW X-brace, which is found as standard on the M3 LTW.” Handling benefits aside, the adjustable ride height of the PSS9s means that Dean has been able to dial-in his perfect stance and the drop he’s gone for is serious; those front arches are a hair’s breadth above the rubber while at the rear he’s got the tyres tucked just past the edges of the lips and the result is spectacular.
As far as his wheel choice is concerned, for many BBS fans it’s the holy grail for both modern and classic BMWs alike and a wheel he has a lot of love for. “It was only fitting that for a classic M3 I’d want to stick with classic wheels. My favourite wheels for the BMW have always been BBS LMs, I feel you can put these on any car and drastically improve the look, especially European applications. I owned a set on my E46 M3 and had nothing but positive experiences with them in regards to looks, performance and strength. You get what you pay for with wheels and in my eyes, they are half of the car. I did consider other wheels but this was very short-lived, I was set on LMs for my build. It turned out to be very difficult to find a set, though, as 18s were much harder to come by than the typical 19” and above. Luck still was not on my side which forced me to become a little more creative and experiment with a set taken from a Honda S2000. This presented a bit of a challenge as the offset and PCD were different but after some research I found a local wheel customisation shop which was able to adjust bolt pattern as well as offset to get them to fit correctly.”
It’s safe to say it was worth the effort as the LMs look so good on the E36, as they do on just about any BM, and here they’re finished off with a BBS stud conversion kit and those iconic red centre caps.
That’s all well and good, but the real reason we’re here is for what’s under the bonnet and it took a bit of a personal revelation for Dean to make the huge leap from mild NA mods to off-the-scale, full-on forced induction fury. “I found deals on the basic bolt-ons such as a Dinan CAI and Dinan exhaust and the car stayed in this state for quite sometime as I did not want to overly modify it, risking an adverse affect to the car’s value considering its mileage.
Eventually, realising that cars are meant to be driven and I would not be satisfied until I had it the way I wanted, I decided to open the floodgates and enjoy it while I have it,” he says and this is definitely the right philosophy. “After the basic bolt-ons, the turbo research began brewing and opened up a whole new world. For one whole year, I began researching and stockpiling the turbo components needed for my build, beginning with the actual turbo, a Garrett GT35R and SPA T3 manifold, fuel components, Cut-Ring head gasket, and Zeitronix data logging gauges and equipment, the essentials I needed to get started. After a year acquiring these components – and then some – it was all installed in one shop sitting, taking a few months to complete.
“The car was taken to David Tran at 4B Auto in Santa Clara, CA; David is known to have built some of the fastest turbo E36s around with upwards of 1000hp, so I knew I was in good hands with this build,” says Dean. “The motor was disassembled, having to remove the head for resurfacing, while upgrading the head studs with an ARP2000 10mm stud kit. From there, the stock head gasket was also upgraded to an 87mm Cut- Ring head gasket. When the head returned from resurfacing, the SPA T3 turbo manifold was mounted while the Vanos was also rebuilt and the head was finally ready to install. Once the engine was reassembled, various changes were made including upgraded fuel components such as a Rally Road high-flow billet fuel rail, 115lb high impedance injectors, and an Aeromotive adjustable fuel pressure regulator. The intake manifold was also swapped for an M50 model for better flow. Impressive to say, the engine was able to fire up at first attempt with no hiccups. David’s engine work was one of the smoother processes throughout.”
High praise indeed and there’s nothing better than a true turn-key conversion that just works, especially after such a huge amount of work. A quick glance at the engine spec is all you need to know that this is a serious performance project but all that research and time spent on it was absolutely worth it.
It enabled Dean to pick the best components and the ones best suited to helping him achieve his end goal, and all that work has yielded some astonishing numbers. Peak power now stands at 610whp, which is around 700hp at the crank however you like to do your calculations, and is backed up by 571lb ft of wheel torque, both serious numbers and definitely plenty to be getting on with.
Obviously, as well as the suspension upgrades that were carried out before Dean let loose, the chassis and transmission have received further modifications to be able to cope with that huge increase in output over stock. First of all, there’s a big brake kit in the shape of Brembo’s GT kit and before we even get onto the specs those red calipers are just killer and work perfectly alongside the red detailing on the LMs and against the white bodywork.
They do, of course, deliver on the braking front too, but then you’d expect nothing less with four-pot calipers and 355mm discs stationed up front and only a fractionally smaller pairing located at the rear. As far as the transmission is concerned, Dean has bolstered the ZF five-speed manual gearbox with a selection of UUC components, including a twin-disc flywheel/clutch combo, steel clutch line, and short shifter, all of which combine to allow it to far better cope with all that power and torque.
What we really love about Dean’s E36 M3, and we love everything about it, is the fact that, really, there’s no way for you to know just how much power is lurking beneath that pristine white bodywork. Obviously it’s not a stock car, but he’s kept all of the styling within the spectrum of normality and as a result there’s little to suggest that this might be nothing more than a lightly breathed-on older M3. “My intention for the exterior was something not too aggressive; basically maintain the stock look and body panels yet add some touches to give a slightly more aggressive look,” and we’d say it’s mission accomplished. Euro lights have been sourced from ECS Tuning and fitted all-round, along with a set of ZKW HID projector headlights; a Max Velocity RS front lip sits beneath the front bumper for a hint of extra aggression, while at the rear there’s a Mateo Motorsports diffuser and a sexy UUC adjustable carbon spoiler. The interior has been kept largely standard, bar the addition of numerous gauges and a few minor tweaks that enhance what was already there. The Vader front seats, finished in Mulberry-colour leather, have been left alone and Dean has added some M3-logo’d mats, a customwrapped Euro three-spoke steering wheel and MT Shift Boots alcantara gear lever and handbrake gaiters to complete the look.
Four years of ownership are what it’s taken to bring the E36 to this level and while it has clearly been worth the effort, there has been a lot of it involved in getting the car to where it is. As Dean himself says “I currently have no plans for a next car, other than possibly a modern 5 Series daily driver. At this point, I may have exhausted all energy to even think about starting yet another project,” and that’s something we can all relate to it, that feeling of near-exhaustion when you’ve “finished” a project, or at least got it to the next stage of its evolution. Of course, this M3 has not finished evolving, not in the slightest. “A contingency plan is actually already in place,” says Dean.
“Simultaneously with the turbo install, I have also been working on a fully-built spare motor capable of 1000hp, which was also completed about the time the turbo install was competed. Also on hand is a full drivetrain upgrade, which includes a Euro six-speed 420 Getrag transmission, DSS six-bolt 1000hp driveshaft, upgraded rear axles, and a large case 210mm limited slip differential from a 1990 BMW 750iL.
The only future decision to be made now is which turbo and manifold configuration to fit. With the upgraded turbo and motor, the car should be able to generate and handle even more power with ease. If any mishaps were to occur, these components are ready, that is if impatience does not get to me first and I proactively go ahead with the swap.”
That’s a very sensible approach to take with a completely unhinged project, and we whole-heartedly approve. Dean’s E36 is pure performance: there’s no frivolity here, it’s full-on, focussed and furious with it, and we love it.
“After the basic bolt-ons, the turbo research began brewing and opened up a whole new world. For one whole year, I began researching and stockpiling the turbo components needed for my build”
TECHNICAL DATA FILE #BMW / Turbo #BMW-E36 / #BMW-M3 / #BMW-M3-E36 / #BMW-M3-Turbo / #BMW-M3-Turbo-E36 / #Garrett / #BMW-3-Series / #BMW-3-Series-M3 / #BMW-3-Series-E36 / #BMW-3-Series-M3-E36 / BMW
ENGINE 3.2-litre straight-six #S52B32 / #S52 / #BMW-S52 , Cut-Ring 87mm head gasket (stock compression), #ARP2000 head studs, #Garrett-GT3528R dual ball-bearing turbo, #SPA-T3-turbo manifold, 610x305x76mm front-mount intercooler, #Tial 50mm blow-off valve, Tial 44mm MVR wastegate, M50 intake manifold, #Mishimoto coolant overflow, Mishimoto performance aluminium radiator, #Steward high-performance water pump, RK Tunes E85 turbo tune and MAF, 115lb high impedance injectors, Rally Road high-flow billet fuel rail, Aeromotive adjustable fuel pressure regulator, Vibrant intake filter, custom fabricated 3” stainless steel down pipe and exhaust system, #Vibrant turbo muffler, #Radium-Engineering oil catch can, #Radium-Engineering 12 micron fuel filter, Racetronix Fuel Pump wiring harness, Walbro 485lph fuel pump
POWER AND TORQUE 610whp, 571 lb ft wtq
TRANSMISSION Five-speed #ZF manual gearbox, UUC twin-disc flywheel/clutch kit, #UUC steel clutch line, Rally Road clutch pivot pin, #UUC-EVO3 short shifter with double shear selector rod, #Vorshlag polyurethane transmission mounts
CHASSIS 8.5x18” (front) and 9.5x18” (rear) #BBS-LM wheels with 235/40 (front) Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 and 255/35 (rear) Toyo Proxes R888 tyres, BBS red centre caps, #BBS stud kit, #Bilstein-PSS9 coilovers, Vorshlag polyurethane engine mounts, #Dinan front and rear strut braces, #BMW OEM X-brace, #Brembo GT BBK with 355x32mm two-piece discs and four-piston calipers (front) and 328x28mm two-piece discs and two-piston calipers (rear), #Hawk HPS brake pads (front and rear)
EXTERIOR Alpine white, ZKW HID projector headlights, ECS tuning European front clear corners, side markers and rear lights, Max Velocity RS front lip, Mateo Motorsports rear diffuser, UUC three-way adjustable carbon fibre spoiler
INTERIOR Custom wrapped European three-spoke steering wheel, MT shift boots Alcantara gear lever and handbrake gaiters, Rally Road steering column dual gauge pod, LeatherZ centre gauge pod, Turbosmart Eboost2 boost controller/gauge, #Zeitronix ZR-2 wideband AFR, ECA-2 ethanol content analyser, ZR-2 boost and ZR-2 fuel pressure gauges
Hard-pipe-mounted Tial blow-off vlave.
Turbo is hidden away, only the air filter is visible in the engine bay.
Interior home to various gauges plus Alcantara gear and hand brake gaiters.
Gorgeous 18” BBS LMs and #Brembo-BBK .
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- Post is under moderationStunning E46 M3 is the complete package
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From its stunning blue wrap to its custom interior and velocity stacks, this E46 M3 is the complete package.
From its striking blue wrap to its wild interior and extensive chassis upgrades, this E46 M3 really is the complete package… Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Richard Le.
Resisting the temptation to mod an E46 M3 is virtually impossible. From the moment you buy one it starts talking to you, whispering things like ‘yes, I handle well, but I could handle even better’ and ‘yes, I’m fast, but I could be even faster’. And you’ve basically got two options: either sell it and buy a diesel hatchback, which will never attempt to cajole you into such behaviour, or just get on with modding the damn thing. Guess which option Andrew Wang chose…
“The import scene was just starting to blow-up when I was in high school and the E36 M3, in Estoril blue, was my dream car in college,” Andrew tells us. “To me it was the complete package. Then just when I was graduating, the first images of the E46 M3 were leaked. It just blew my mind away and took over the top spot of my wish list. It took me a while, seven years in fact, to finally be able to afford one. I had a decent job, and I had just totalled my college car – a 1995 Honda Accord – so I went car shopping and knew right away that I would get a used E46 M3.”
The car in question was a carbon black example, only the second E46 M3 that Andrew actually looked at. It was the right colour and had some options he was after. “I found it on Craigslist,” Andrew explains. “I think I lucked out; the car has been running strong so far, even with all the tampering I’ve done to it. The car was in good condition when I first saw it; it was a 2004 model year car and I bought it in 2007.
The previous owner was another young guy who probably drove it hard but wasn’t into modifications, so I know he didn’t abuse it. The bonus was that he had the car registered in Texas, so that means no holes in the front bumper for a license plate.”
Andrew’s previous modifying experience went no further than the aforementioned Accord – which he’d treated to some wheels, suspension, an exhaust, a couple of subs, and a PlayStation 2. So with the E46 M3 being so healthily supported by the aftermarket, it was inevitable that some tinkering would occur, although neither Andrew nor his M3 knew just how much tinkering would eventually take place!
“My very first of modifications were to fit the Brembo big brake kit, H&R springs, and Koni shocks,” says Andrew. “The Brembo BBK was something that I always wanted to get for my Accord but couldn’t afford. It was completely unnecessary but when I got my M3, I decided to splurge. I wanted them to stand out, too, so I didn’t want the standard red or black calipers. I believe I was one of the few people to have yellow calipers painted by Racing Technologies before Brembo started offering it as a standard colour option. After a year, I ditched the springs and shocks for a KW V3 coilover setup. Several years later, I swapped out the progressive springs for linear rate springs.
One of my favourite mods on the car is the titanium Dixis strut bar. Since Dixis went out of business, those bars are really hard to find now.” The stance and ride height on those V3s, clearly wound way down, is on-point and no mistake, dropping the M3 low to the ground and getting the tyres well acquainted with the arches. You’d struggle to slip a Rizzla between the rear rubber and the bodywork. Yellow was a great choice for the Brembos as they really do pop, and while it’s not a shade that will partner up comfortably with every body colour, it would have worked perfectly with the original Carbon black paint. Indeed, it looks no less perfect against the current exterior colour or the current wheels.
“My good friend Manu Gill is the owner of wheel company Aristo Collection,” Andrew tells us, as we get onto the all-important subject of wheels. “To me loyalty and supporting my friends are very important and there was no doubt that I would have Aristo wheels on my car. There was a brief moment before Manu got started when I put a set of Volk TE37 Black Series wheels on but as soon as Aristo was up and running, I sold those Volks.” Aristo offers a mindboggling selection of different wheels in a seemingly limitless selection of colours and finishes, and Andrew’s choice for the M3 is spot-on. Bucking the trend of going big, he’s opted for a set of 18” three-piece Sport profile MJKs with gloss black barrels, exposed bolts and extremely sexy textured matt black centres, with the fat tyres and minimal stretch doing a great job of filling what little space exists in the arches.
The stunning blue that the car is now presented in, a gorgeous 3M Blue Brushed Steel wrap, is arguably the most dramatic change to how the car looks as, from the off, Andrew wanted to keep his E46 M3 looking as #BMW had intended. “I never wanted to change the shape of the car much,” he says.
“I love the original styling and flow of the car although it has gone through a few iterations of styling changes. One of the first things I did was to add the CSL replica bootlid and rear diffuser. Then I went through a couple of vented hoods, Flossman and Asuka, and added lots and lots of carbon fibre. After that phase, I decided I wanted a more sleek and subtle look, so I got rid of most of the carbon fibre and eliminated most vents, including shaving the foglight openings on the front bumper.
Another important reason for getting rid of the vented hoods and modifying my OEM bumper is that nothing fits better than OEM parts. Through all these phases, stretching over a nine-year period, many shops between Los Angeles and San Francisco had a hand in moulding the style.
I wanted to make a vehicle that grabs your attention and makes you want to come closer. And, as you come closer, you see more and more details you hadn’t noticed before. For me, it’s the subtle details that don’t scream out at you that make a build.”
We think Andrew’s certainly achieved his aim here. The matt black roof, mirrors, grille and other exterior trim details tie-in perfectly with the dark wheels. And the ultra-clean front bumper looks fantastic, especially with that custom front splitter pulled up snugly beneath it. The AGT Styling side splitters add a sense of menace while the Vorsteiner CSL-style bootlid and rear diffuser are the perfect finishing touches.
Where the exterior is subtle, the interior is anything but and Andrew has really gone to town. “I got the inspiration for my interior from a couple of my Europrojektz teammates, Michael and Fern, when I was in Los Angeles,” he explains. “I knew I wanted diamond stitching, so I took the idea to the guy that did my team-mates’ cars. It took some time and patience but when it was finally finished the results were amazing.
Even now I receive compliments on its quality and style. After that Michael Wright from 02 Creations finished up my interior when I moved to the Bay Area. He wrapped the headliner and wired-in the Rolls Royce ‘Starlight Headliner’ style lights. He also wrapped the dashboard, pillars and rear deck.” It certainly is spectacular and while it’s not going to appeal to all tastes, you can’t argue with just how much work has gone into it. You’re not likely to see another interior quite like it, that’s for sure. Suede mixes with leather, yellow stitching soars across doors and dash, an E60 M5 gear knob sits in place of the original E46 item and, if you can tear your eyes away from all that, you’ll notice the Alpina 7” touch-screen head unit custom mounted in the dash. In the cabin sit Hertz Mille MLK 165 two-way component speakers while the trunk is dominated by a pair of custom-mounted DC Audio Level 3 10” subs, with custom hardwood floor that flips open to reveal the Audison LRx 4.1k multi-channel amp, and the whole install has been executed with same incredible attention to detail as the rest of the interior work.
You might perhaps think that because we’ve not mentioned it yet there are no engine mods but lift the bonnet and you’ll find that you’re quite wrong to have made that sort of assumption. “The S54 engine was the last thing I wanted to modify because the BMW engineers had pretty much already maxed it out,” admits Andrew.
“It wasn’t a multi-category and multi-year winner of International Engine of the Year for no reason.” However, the urge to extract just a little more ‘go’ was one that was too great to resist. “One of the first mods I did was a GruppeM carbon fibre ram air intake,” Andrew continues. “It looked good but I doubt it had any performance gains. I didn’t touch the engine again until just last year when Kalim and Miles from KLX Auto Garage bored-out the throttle bodies for me, removed the air box and installed the velocity stacks for the ITBs. The tuning also had to be converted to Alpha-N since the MAF was eliminated.”
The velocity stacks are perhaps the most obvious change in the engine bay, the stubby trumpets themselves custom-made and mounted on ported and polished throttle bodies that now measure 52mm across. An Evosport exhaust manifold with a ceramic coating has been fitted and leads to a Rogue Engineering X-pipe and a Kreissieg Valvetronic F1 stainless steel exhaust system. Under the bonnet you’ll also find a set of Rogue Engineering power pulleys, a C&R racing rad and a Radium Engineering open loop oil catch can kit and fuel rail, with pulse damper and fuel pressure gauge. One glance at those velocity stacks and you know this engine means business, plus it’s always good to see someone massaging an S54 whilst keeping it naturally aspirated, rather than taking the forced induction route.
Andrew’s built himself an awesome E46 M3, a spectacular machine both inside and out. He’s put a huge amount of effort into getting everything right. The attention to detail and quality of the work that’s gone into it is top-notch. It’s a fantastic looking car and one that really ticks all the boxes as far as styling, performance and handling are concerned. As complete a package as you could ever want. And it’s not for show, either, serving as Andrew’s daily, which he cites as one of the reasons why he’s not taken the car down the wide-body and forced induction route. “There are no more plans for the car,” he says, “although I’ve already started to de-mod the car again to make it more street-friendly. I want to keep it as long as possible, although I have just put down a deposit for a Tesla Model 3.” That’s good news because the E46 will be the perfect antidote to that electrical sensibleness, plus, sparing the M3 from daily duties is likely to make it feel more special and make Andrew want to keep it even longer, which is most definitely a good thing.
DATA FILE #BMW-E46 / #BMW-M3 / #BMW-M3-E46 / #SMG-II / #BMW-M3-SMG-II / #BMW / #Radium-Engineering / #Kreissieg /
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 3.2-litre straight-six #S54B32 / #S54 / #BMW-S54 / , custom machined aluminium velocity stack conversion, custom ported/polished individual throttle bodies bored to 52mm, custom tuned #Alpha-N with MAP engine software management, #Evosport exhaust manifold with ceramic coating, #Kreissieg-Valvetronic-F1 stainless steel exhaust, Custom Performance Innovations S-pipe, #Rogue-Engineering-X-pipe , #Rogue-Engineering power pulleys, #Radium-Engineering open loop oil catch can kit, Radium Engineering fuel rail with pulse damper and fuel pressure gauge, #C&R Racing Radiator. Stock six-speed SMG II gearbox
CHASSIS 9.5x18” ET22 (front) and 10.5x18” ET20 (rear) #Aristo-Collection-Sport-MJK two-piece wheels with exposed bolts, gloss black barrels and textured matt black centres with 245/40 (front) and 265/35 (rear) Toyo Proxes R1R tyres, Bimmerworld 92mm Race Bulletnose wheel stud conversion, #Project-Kics R40 Neochrome lug nuts, Vorshlag camber/caster plates and perches, #KW-Variant-3 coilovers with Swift linear coilover springs Conversion (9.0kgf/mm front and 11.0kgf/mm rear), Dixis Spirit titanium strut brace, Status Gruppe Tuning adjustable front anti-roll bar endlinks, SPC adjustable rear control arms, Vibra-Technics engine mounts, #Vibra-Technics transmission mounts, Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts, HorsepowerFreaks rear subframe reinforcement plates, #Brembo Gran Turismo BBK with custom painted yellow calipers, six-piston monoblock with 355mm custom pattern discs (front), four-piston calipers with 345mm slotted discs (rear)
EXTERIOR Full exterior 3M Blue Brushed Steel vinyl wrap, with matt black roof, custom front bumper with shaved foglight openings and reflectors, custom front splitter, matt black kidney grilles, matt black wing vents, EAS Aurora LED angel eyes, LED numberplate lights, Depo smoked corner lenses with LED bulbs, Depo smoked sidemarkers, Vorsteiner V-SDL single-sided carbon fibre bootlid and V-CSL carbon fibre diffuser, AGT styling side skirt extensions/splitters
INTERIOR Custom black leather and suede interior with yellow double diamond stitching on seats, door panels, armrests and headrests, custom black suede dashboard with yellow double stitching, custom black suede headliner, visors, pillars and parcel shelf, OEM #BMW illuminated M5/M6 SMG shift knob, Storm Motorwerks brushed stainless steel SMG shift paddles, brushed stainless steel handbrake handle, brushed stainless steel SMG gaiter ring, GSP oversized pedals, OEM BMW Eurotray, custom painted satin silver double-DIN headunit bezel, SMG dome and lower steering wheel trim, custom variable remote-controlled fibre optic LED lighting in headliner, custom hardwood boot build with Plexiglas, leather, suede and LED lighting, Optima red top battery
AUDIO Alpine IVA-W505 7” touch-screen DVD receiver, Hertz Mille MLK 165 two-way component set, 2x DC Audio Level 3 10” subwoofers, Audison LRx 4.1k multichannel Amplifier
THANKS My teammates at Europrojektz around the world, Manu from Aristo Collection, all the shops and garages that stayed up past closing to help me finish a project for a show including, but not limited to, 02 Creation, KLX Auto Garage, Elite Auto Films, Performance Technic, SpeedElement, Sonic MS, 68 Auto Detail, Stan from Toyo Tires, my personal friends that have supported and inspired me despite my obsession for details and all my snarky comments (I’m looking at you Toby, Marvin and Patdeezy) and finally NGC and SGC!
Entire interior is spectacular but the Rolls-Royce-style starlight headliner is really different and a little a bit magical.
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