• There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sheer joy that some feature cars cause you to experience. You might wonder if, after so long looking at and playing with modified BMWs we ever get a bit jaded, and while it’s true that not every single modified #BMW we come across – and there are so very many of them out there – causes our collective pulse to race, but there are certainly some that just make us smile and feel happy.

    The supercharged S14-powered 2002 rat rod in this issue is one such car; it goes against just about everything we should believe in and uphold as BMW enthusiasts, but we absolutely love it. There’s just something about it, it’s just so outrageous that it’s impossible not to, really. It’s definitely not going to appeal to everyone, but it’s also definitely going to get a reaction, no doubt about it, and we love that too.

    Don’t worry though, there’s plenty more down-to-earth stuff in this issue that will definitely keep everyone happy, like our incredible cover car, that 900hp single-turbo #BMW-E91 / #BMW-335i . It’s a mental machine, no two ways about it, but it also looks absolutely spectacular, about as mean and moody as it’s possible for a car to look. Then there’s the perfectly-modded E46 M3 over on, the awesome S54-swapped E36 M3 on p66 and that E39 540i on p8 that’s had a Jaguar Eaton supercharger strapped to its V8, and that’s just scratching the surface of what we’ve stuffed into this month.

    We’ve also got a Tech Guide to poly bushes, a couple of show reports and, if you haven’t seen, we’re hosting a track evening at Brands Hatch at the end of April – head over to p104 to check out all the details and to book a space. As the old saying goes, no rest for the wicked, and no rest for magazine editors either as the May issue is already gathering pace, so we’ll attend to that while you enjoy the fruits of our labours and we’ll see you next month.