Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.
We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.
The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.
APP Europe has unveiled its Stoptech BMW M3 Trackday Edition, featuring both performance and cosmetic upgrades. Power is bumped up 30hp and 40Nm torque and achieved by Collaction AG. The 6-piston/4-piston STR Stoptech brakes increase stopping power while lightening the M3 by over 8kg. Lightweight wheels further lighten the car by 6kg, and the handling is further improved with KW clubsport suspension. The Akrapovic titanium evolution exhaust system gives provides a meaner soundtrack while saving 23kg over the stock exhaust system.
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Want to make your road legal M3 look as if it came straight from a Le Mans race and instantly quash any street racer’s desire to race you? German tuner GTHaus’ new M3 widebody kit may achieve exactly that. The GTHaus M3 features a fully carbon fiber widebody kit with massive fenders, front bumper with splitters, sideskirts with winglets, and huge rear wing, , as well as 20″ wheels (11×20″/13×20″), and Brembo BBK. The bodykit is priced at around $12,500.
Mr. Fast and Furious himself, Paul Walker will be behind the wheel of a built E93 M3 and joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team competing in the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Check out the stripped down M3′s specs and photos inside.
G-Power has revealed two 600hp cars to honor the BMW Motorsports Team for the win at the 2010 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race. According to G-Power, the M3 GT2 S offers a Porsche 911 GT3 RS equivalent for BMW fans and the M3 Tornado CS is the “civilian version” of the M3 GT2 S. Full details and photos inside.
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M3post member DLSJ5 took his Gintani supercharged M3 on a one day 700+ mile round trip to Sacramento Raceway to truly test its capabilities. Though the trip was long, the results made it worthwhile. He was able to achieve a very impressive 1/4 mile trap speed of 131.67mph!
M3POST members love their M3s because of their overall dynamic handling and feel, but power is of course also near or at the top of the list. That’s why some have gone the forced induction and added superchargers. Mikewads has gone even madder and added a 100 shot nitrous to his M3 with ESS supercharger (at 5.5 PSI)!! The result is a phenomenal 560whp / 404 wt M3.
Upon M3post member’s KonigsTiger’s request, Racing Dynamics/RDSport developed a specialized program called “Servizio Clienti Sportivo” (Racing Client Service). The goal was to create as much of a track performer as possible from the stock M3 by reducing weight and increasing power with an NA engine yet retaining some of the daily amenities. Here is the finished product and owner reaction.
Heres the new Vorsteiner GTRS3 bodykit available for the e92 M3.
Heres the webiste:
New Vorsteiner Kit <—Click!
Start the web special and click on the video.
Very aggressive. Gotta love the rear fender flares.
Btw, the kit can also be seen at Mfest.
Steve Dinan introduces their latest creation, the Dinan S3-R M3, a stroker 4.6L V8 527hp/407lb-ft E92 M3. The larger displacement engine is complimented by an underdrive pulley, high flow intake, high flow throttle body, middle racing exhaust, and high flow exhaust. Handling upgrades include a CF strut brace, Dinan wheels, F/R spring perch, short progressive bump stops, larger, front anti-sway bar, racing rear toe links, Brembo 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers, with slotted rotors.
The a-workx M3 won its saloon class at the 2009 Tuner Grand Prix over competitors such as C63 AMGs, proving that the M3 with some modest handling upgrades can beat out even HP monsters on the track.
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
Follow this most impressive M3 GT3 build. The final car will weigh under 2600lb and will race in the CSL Cup, British GT, and 24hr Silverstone.
We bet you’ve never seen a Gran Turismo gaming rig as cool as this one involving an E30 M3, by Studie AG, a Japanese tuner.
The best part — the games controls are actually operated utilizing the E30s steering wheel and pedals! From carscoop