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Sunday, November 29, 2009

1996 BMW M3 GTR Tuning Car



















BMW M3 A few months ago we were emailed by a clairvoyant who had bent afterimage of a decidedly agrarian E36 M3 GTR online. He capital to apperceive added about it and requested our help.

As it turns out, our chase was accessible back the car acutely belonged to Japanese BMW specialist, Studie AG. Regular readers will be accustomed with its history of bearing some of the coolest BMW activity cars in the world, and we've fabricated it our ambition to try and affection them all. To date, we've photographed Studie's ablaze dejected 130i widebody, Pink E92 M3, orange 335i/M3 replica, ablaze blooming Z4 M Coupe widebody and there are others we've forgotten.

1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Rear

GTR-style widebody kit was...

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1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Rear

GTR-style widebody kit was custom-built by Studie AG in Japan

Anyway, the E36 M3 in catechism had all the trademarks of a Studie car - a motorsport-inspired widebody, apple-pie exterior, antagonism interior, abridgement of stickers (very attenuate for a Japanese tuner) and the shop's name on the advanced awning - that was what gave it away!

On account of our clairvoyant we contacted Yasuaki Suzuki, who owns the Studie empire, and requested a photoshoot with the car. He attentive answerable and provided his cast new Tokyo abundance as the ideal area (see abstracted adventure on the world's coolest tuner shop).

1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Owner

Yasuaki suzuki, the man behind...

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1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Owner

Yasuaki suzuki, the man abaft some world-class BMWs

With our apprenticed advice skills, we were able to ascertain the history of this absorbing BMW. And while it may attending like its accessible for a GT chase at the Nürburgring, it was absolutely congenital as a alley car in admiration to those racers.

Unlike antecedent projects, such as the 130i and Z4MC, the anatomy kit on this M3 isn't 18-carat BMW Motorsport equipment. In fact, the absolute anatomy kit was custom-built by Studie for the project, including both bumpers, the ancillary skirts and all four fenders.

1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Interior

Interior boasts Recaro SPG...

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1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Interior

Interior boasts Recaro SPG seats and Weichers 12-point rollcage

The anatomy kit is an about absolute replica of the M3 GTR congenital for GT antagonism by PTG in the American Le Mans series. However, the carbon rear addition from SARD Antagonism is afterpiece to those acclimated in European competition. Up front, the tuner additionally sourced a carbon awning from Japanese supplier, Varis.

The acutely advanced fender flares accustomed a set of 10x18" BBS GT2 auto to be fitted. In befitting with the motorsport theme, these failing rollers were bogus in magnesium to abate the unsprung weight. However, the tires are almost attenuated to accomplishment the added clue but accumulate the car agile. In this instance they are Conti's latest SportContact 3 tires, sized 225/35 R18 advanced and 245/45 rear.

1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica Gauges

The Bilstein coilovers are additionally motorsport-derived, acceptance variations in ride acme and damping forces. The AP Antagonism brakes use four-piston calipers with 330mm rotors.

Whereas abounding of the Studie activity cars accept accessory agent mods, this E36 is the exception. It boasts an Arqray stainless animate rear muffler from Japan and a Göke Carbon Technik air box from Germany. The closing is a accepted motorsport appliance for 18-carat M3 GTR racers in Europe. However, the brilliant of the appearance is the MoTeC M800 agent administration system. Designed for avant-garde engines such as the double-Vanos S52 3.2L engine, absolute affability of the agitation and bang maps has accustomed super-fast burke acknowledgment and a college rev-ceiling, advocacy the 321hp motor to 350hp.

1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica S52 Engine

3.2L S52 "Euro" agent boosted...

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1996 Bmw M3 Gtr Replica S52 Engine

3.2L S52 "Euro" agent additional to 350hp with MoTeC agent management, Arqray bankrupt and Göke carbon air box

The motorsport affair was connected inside, area the M3 boasts a brace of Recaro SPG seats amidst by a Weichers 12-point rollcage. Viewed through the Momo council caster is a custom carbon-fiber dashboard apartment a Stack affectation with an analog rev adverse and agenda readouts for alley speed, temperatures, etc. The tuner additionally provided a alternation of admonishing lights for oil pressure, anchor aqueous level, ABS operation, etc.

Occasionally apparent abnormality the streets of Tokyo, this M3 GTR charge bang abhorrence into the hearts of the calm accouterment as it traverses the awash highways and attenuated burghal streets. But it's addition air-conditioned Euro that's apprenticed to be acceptable converts in the Japanese calm market.

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