Posts Tagged ‘E30 m3’
Stunning new feature today! Thordur from Iceland owns this gourme track prepped BMW E30 M3. Lets get into the feature!
Name: Thordur Magnusson
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Year and model of your E30: 1989 M3
Wich forums do you use? bmwkraftur.is, m5board.com, northloop.co.uk
Whats the story behind your E30?
After going to the Nurburgring in 2006 I got infected with the Ring virus. It was pretty obvious that my E39 M5 was too heavy to be an useful track car and I didn´t want to trash it. So I wanted to get a smaller and lighter car to track. Always liked the E30 M3 and decided to get one and modify it for track use, mainly at the Ring. Car was taken to Tauber Motorsport in Germany in 2007 who did the engine swap and all the mods http://www.auto-tauber.de/auto_tauber.html . They used to race E30 M3′s in the DTM series and are very competent and knowledgeable.
What got you into E30‘s?
Always liked them from since they were racing in the DTM in the 80′s. Handle well and look awesome.
How many E30‘s have you owned:
Just this one.
What‘s your favorite E30?
Don´t have a single one to pick out, lots of nice ones, but I really like some of the S85 swaps being done.
What are you working on now?
Just installed a new fuel tank, need to fix some rust issues, reinforcements around strut towers, upgrades to safety equipment.
Any plans for the future?
Stronger rods, standalone, improve exhaust and some more stuff. This car will probably never be “finished”.
Stripped – original dash kept.
Boost gauge, oil pressure gauge and Techedge wideband gauge
Heigo roll cage
Recaro Profi SPG-XL seats
Willians 5 point harnesses
OMP steering wheel
Electrical cutoff switch
Chasecam video recording system
CF front bumper
CF front splitter
CF front fenders
CF sunroof replacement panel
CF Gurney flap
Wheels and tires:
Track: OZ ultraleggara 17″, 8″ wide – Toyo R888 235/40-17 semislicks
Street: BMW E36 M3 GT 17″ – Toyo R1R 235/40-17.
H&R Clubstport “Nurburgring” coilovers
Movit 4 piston, 322x32mm drilled at the front, 299x24mm drilled at the back.
Gearbox from an E36 M3, 6 speed.
ASA TM20 supercharger
CP 8.5:1 forged pistons
MLS head gasket
Dry sump oil system
Swirl pot for fuel
Bosch 044 fuel pump
Racelogic traction control
Original headers, custom center section with 2 tubes, Bastuck 2x76mm rear section.
Anything else you want to elaborate on?
The car has been an absolute joy to drive, handles well and is fast. Has surprised alot of expensive machinery at the Ring and Spa. Porsche GT3RS and BMW M3 CSL owners have been severely annoyed. Best lap time so far at the Nurburgring is 7:55 BTG – link to video: http://www.rngtoy.com/thordur/almennt/Eurotour2008_5_september/2008-09-21_03_0755.wmv
I bet most have seen this bmw e30 m3 v10 project somewhere on the internet but its always fun check it out again. Amazing details everywhere, love the aluminum intake plenium
Wish I could travel back in time and go to a real DTM race
E30 M3 DTM video
If this does not get you fired up for next drift season then nothing will! Many E30s drifting along with e28, e36, e34 and more!