V8 Powered BMW M3 Evo – 1998 – Road/Track Car – Could be Stripped Out For Race use.
Extraordinary 535bhp LS3 Conversion in excellent all round condition car.
Featured in Redline Magazine May 2011.
Spec as follows;
1998 ‘S’ Reg BMW E36 M3 Evo
103,000 miles on clock (3000 miles since V8 conversion)
V8 conversion carried out by Craig Taylor @ Dyno Torque in Birmingham – the man behind many very fast V8’s in RX-7s and the latest BMW V10 E46 M3 for Driftworks as featured in this month’s Redline magazine.
Cosmos metallic Black with Black Leather Vader Trim
V8 LS3 Engine – BRAND NEW – ordered from a GM tuner the USA in 2009 – Built to order – Receipts to prove – less than 3,000 miles covered since installation.
Engine & Transmission;
GM 6.2 LS3 V8 with bespoke Thunder Racing (USA) camshaft.
Upgraded valves and valve springs.
Tubular stainless steel bespoke exhaust headers with Remus back box.
Wortec bespoke fuelling map.
6 Speed T56 manual gearbox, with racing short shift linkage.
Produces 535bhp @ crank (439bhp @ rear wheels) independently tested twice by TVR power.
Brakes & Wheels;
6 pot Alcon (Galfer) One piece monbloc 6 piston calipers with 345mm diameter discs – braided lines and track day/race pads.
BBS CH replica wheels – 8×18 front 9×18 rear, fitted with excellent condition Toyo 888 tyres all round.
KW Variant 3 kit all round
Eibach antiroll bars front and rear,
Magnesium Front Upper strut brace and Z3M lower chassis brace
The car is in excellent all round condition, the bodywork and paint is very good and the interior is original and in superb condition. And features a Momo steering wheel with adjustable OMP boss, It has full service history and if still going to be used as a road car has HID headlight conversion, and Parrot handsfree kit, CD player and has impeccable road manners for such a powerful car. It also has an excellent alarm/immobiliser.
When the car was converted to V8 it also had a lot of general maintenance work carried out too such as new wheel bearings, bushes etc.
The car is currently used as a road/track day car and is brilliant at both giving excellent track and road performance. It can push along with the very best on track days and is equally good in 6th gear on the motorway doing 80 or 90 quietly with traffic – it really is the best of both worlds.
With 440bhp at the wheels, no traction control and only a LSD to help, it is incredibly fast and needs full respect at all times – but it gives so much feedback and handles so well it can really be pushed on the road too.
A very small amount of work (like taking interior out) would turn this into a very fast and capable race car for many of the new series springing up.
At less the £20k this is a very well put together, refined but inexpensive 500bhp.
The car cost over £30,000 to build and only a change in circumstances has made this sale possible – this a £10k saving over what it would cost to build this car, so please – no silly offers as a blunt refusal can offend.
The car will do 174mph on current gearing – verified several times through timing lights at Woodbridge airfield and will comfortably run low 11 second ¼ miles @ Avon park.
£19,500 ovno or possible PX.
Contact Colin on
P – 07779 633314