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

Age:                                                                     41

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”.

 

Interior:

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

 

 

Exterior:

CF front bumper

CF front splitter

CF front fenders

CF hood

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.

 

Suspension mods:

H&R Clubstport “Nurburgring” coilovers

 

Brakes:

Movit 4 piston, 322x32mm drilled at the front, 299x24mm drilled at the back.

 

Drivetrain:

Gearbox from an E36 M3, 6 speed.

Stock diff.

 

Engine:

S50B32

ASA TM20 supercharger

Watercooled intake

CP 8.5:1 forged pistons

MLS head gasket

550cc injectors

Dry sump oil system

Swirl pot for fuel

Bosch 044 fuel pump

Racelogic traction control

Exhaust:

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

 

Falken e30 v8 drift

One of the most awesome e30′s in the drifting scene

 

Wish I could travel back in time and go to a real DTM race

E30 M3 DTM video

Can’t get enough of the e30  m3

 

 

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!