Look what a BMW E30 can do with a V8 in the engine bay
Few automotive classics get tuned as often and as thoroughly as the E30-generation BMW M3. The coupe you see here rides around Thailand and is fully capable of showing modern sports cars the taillights.
The first thing you notice, inevitably, is the Pandem widebody kit complete with ultra-wide wheel arches and exposed rivets. A giant splitter dominates the front end, while a ducktail spoiler makes sure to keep things interesting at the rear end. OZ Futura wheels suspended on Öhlins coilovers sit in the arches. As for the brakes, they stem from an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R.
The cabin of the tuned E30 M3 is just as wild. There are only two bucket seats inside, racing harnesses, a roll cage and a Nardi steering wheel. The dashboard is digital, but before you ask, it is because the engine is no longer stock. In fact, the four-pot that used to power the wheels is gone, and a 4.0-liter V8 occupies its place instead. It is the same V8 that powers the BMW E92, and the tuner says it can rev up to beyond 8,000 RPM. During a dyno test, the coupe managed to hit the wheels with 353 PS (348 hp / 260 kW).
Editor Andrew Raspopov