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2004 BMW M3 – The Beast

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Profile ID: 21040
Year: 2004
Make: BMW
Model: M3
Markets: Performance, Racing, Sports Car
Vehicle Type: European
Contact: AR Auto Service

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"The Beast" named by BMW Motorsports made its mark on Motorsports history like the Mazda 787B, Skyline R32 GT-R and others. After one year of competition, the E46 M3 fitted with the Motorsports P60 (4.0L V8) engine was banned and was required to required to return to it's "factory" engine and chassis combination even after BMW made the required amount of BMW M3 GTR's. This race car is being made in homage of that vehicle with minor alternations to compete in SCCA GT2.

 

Engine:

  • S62 - 5.0L V8 (E39 M5)
  • Dailey Engineering Dry Sump Kit
  • Swain Tech White lighting coated exhaust system
  • Custom Air box integrated with radiator ducting
  • C&R Radiator with Integrated Oil Cooler

Driveline:

  • 6 Speed Manual
  • Tilton 5.5" Sintered bronze Twin Disc Clutch Kit
  • VAC Motorsports Flywheel
  • BimmerWorld Race Shifter with DSSR
  • DriveShaft Shop Carbon Fiber drive shaft
  • Diffsonline Performance Differential

Electronics:

  • Motec M800 ECU
  • Racepak SmartWire with Keypad
  • Aim MXG Display
  • MK60 Motorsports ABS
  • Cartek Solid State Battery Isolator GT Kit

Fuel System:

  • Fuel Safe Enduro Fuel Cell 22 Gal.
  • Radium Engineering Surge Tank

Suspension:

  • Motion Control Suspension 3-Way Adjustable shocks with Remote canisters and Coil-over rear shock conversion and Hyperco Springs
  • Ground Control Front Race Camber Plates
  • Ground Control Front Roll Correction Kit
  • Ground Control Front Control Arm Spherical bearings Kit
  • Ground Control Front Race Sway Bar
  • Ground Control Rear Tailing Arm Spherical bearing Kit
  • Ground Control Rear Upper and Lower Adjustable Arms

Tires:

  • Yokohama A-005 Racing Slicks

Exterior:

  • BimmerWorld Carbon Splitter and Undertray Kit
  • BimmerWorld V2 Carbon Wing
  • BimmerWorld Carbon Headlight Blanks
  • MA Shaw Fiberglass Doors
  • Flossman GTR Carbon Fiber Hood

Interior:

  • Recaro Pro Racer SPG
  • Momo Mod 78 Steering Wheel

 

Now we are test fitting the complete Flossman E46 M3 GTR Kit and measuring our new wheel sizes to maximize performance in SCCA GT2.