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Steve's ''Evil Bimmer' S54 Supercharged M Coupe
Steve's 'Evil Bimmer'
Arriving at VAC from California: Must be thinking "Where's my engine!?"
Steve found VAC after searching all over North America for a solution...
He was looking for a BMW specialist that could handle the task of delivering a S54 engine capable of delivering Supercar crushing HP, as well as withstanding track use.
After Steve shipped us the engine, about 6 weeks later his super-S54 was completed with all the goodies one could dream... but not content with what the west coast tuners could offer, Steve decide the right choice for him was to send the Z to VAC for a total transformation...
Several weeks later, the car arrived and once in our expert hands the discussions continued.
Work commenced on an all out build to make as much HP as possible on the factory ECU. We can tell you; this wasn't just to be a looker; this car had to haul ass! After all, Steve is an enthusiast, and owner of several other supercars. He requested nothing less than stellar performance from his Z:
Z3-M sans its S54 engine, we already had his outrageous S54 completed...
However, complications arise as the confusing nature of this Z3-M baffles suppliers: E30 rear suspension, E36 chassis, E46 M3 engine...?
VAC Hydraulic clutch release, typical relegated just for the lucky few with race cars. This is real race technology that's street friendly.
Once the parts were all sorted out we could assemble this beats of a car...
Engine in, along with our ported S54 throttle bodies:
Details like reinforced trans cross member help to reign in 700+ HP!
...But, you can't make HP without air and fuel, So a dual Bosch Fuel Pump arrangement, just like many race cars use, is employed:
Finally, after all the necessary parts arrive, and supporting components installed. We are able to get the car together, along with a custom modified supercharger installed in a matter of hours.
V3 Vortec Blower, VF Supercharger Manifold and kit from stage 2,
Performance BMW Magazine came out to photograph this insane car and it wasn't even done yet. Feature in the works!
708 BHP, this thing is wicked! All on the OE ECU and through catalytic converters!
Monster front and rear Brembos are required with this insane power!
Engine: Customers Goal: 700+BHP, streetable reliable, &
Suspension & Chassis:
Wheels and tires:
Interior / In Car Entertainment:
Pioneer Multi View Reverse Camera - flush mounted behind license plate
Alpine F#1 MRV-F900/ Alpine MRD-M605/ Arc Audio KS125.2 amplifiers
Focal BE Beryllium Tweeters C notched into A pillars
Focal Utopia front 3W2BE3.5” (3.5 inch in top of dash board) kit, Alpine f#1 spx-z18t 6.5 in mid bass in stock front kick panels with custom grills
Alpine f#1 4” and tweeters in stock rear headliner location
JL audio 10w6 subwoofer in a fiberglass enclosure in right rear side panel
Radar System Escort 9500 ci built in radar detection with front and rear laser blocking
display color changed from blue to red and built into stock cluster
Interior mods custom dash board with defi link guages leather wrapped w/red stitching
Custom center radio bezel with carbon fiber
Iphone mount moulded into console side panel wrapped in leather
Led lit switch panel to control accessories and stock ac and hidden switches
behind leather In front of armrest console for rear tail light black out + radar mute
Totally modified steering wheel (D) wrapped in cf and leather and integrated
radio controls (wireless) into steering wheel
red body colored guage bezels, dash trim, door trim, ac vents, speaker grill trim etc
door panels redone with black leather ,red stitching, suede inserts
seats redone with perforated suede inserts with m emblem
headliner done in charcoal alcantera with red stitching
hush mat / sound deadening complete interior panels incl doors roof and floor
roll bar with cross bar painted body color and 5 point harness with the additional
sparco race seats for the track also for the track a built in yeasu ftm10r ham radio
Amato’s Auto body of San Diego