Car: 2001 BMW E46 M3
Wheels: 19×8.5/10 Linea Corse LC818 - Satin Black (5×120 +30+22)
Tires: 245/40/19 Front, 275/35/19 Rear
Suspension: Ground Control Coilovers
When most people think of BMW’s, they think of cars that are purely about luxury. But let’s not forget about the high-performance versions like the M3, that were made for real car enthusiasts to enjoy. Take this E46 M3 as an example. You would think that the stock 333bhp would be enough but there are shops like Carrozzeria who think otherwise. This beautiful machine now makes 800hp, making almost thrice as much power as a stock M3. How you put down all that power is another thing. A set of Ground Control coilovers, harder suspension bushings and thicker sway bars were installed on the car to make it go straight when you’re pounding on that accelerator pedal. A set of Satin Black Linea Corse LC818’s in M3 fitment were also mounted up on the car, providing more grip from that wider stance. E46 M3 owners better take notes because this is how you do it.
Here’s what was done to the car so far according to the owner:
HPF where it had forged internal and lower compression motor build done. Methanol injection was added as well. Options added to the HPF kit was black HKS blow off valves and an anodized inter-cooler. I then had the sub-frame welded for added strength and reliability to the rear end. I then had new race bushings placed through out rear end and transmission to include motor mounts. I opted for HPF’s Titanium exhaust, HPF Traction Control, HPF Carbon Fiber Intake Air Duct, HPF Engine Cover. AEM gauges are mounted inside to read the boost and A/F ratio on the 800 hp motor.
The car also has Brembo front and rear. Ground control coil-overs, GC Sway bars, GC Caster/Camber plates. Was orginally titanium silver in color and is now Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV Biaco Isis (white) color with matte black roof. Linea Corse LC818 wheels in Satin Black to bring together the exposed carbon fiber on my Vorsteiner front bumper with one-piece lip, Vorsteiner CSL trunk and Vorsteiner diffuser. Clear bra done to front of vehicle by Seattle Accutint.
Shout outs: Carrozzeria / HPF / Vorsteiner / Jonathan Meas for the photos