Simeon's 'Baby' Ultimate E38 740iL
Simeon's Ultimate Sleeper is a true AMG-Killer. The Wolf in sheeps clothing... "Baby" is probably the worlds most famious 7 series.
Below are just some pictures of the work VAC Motorsports did to Simeon's car to make it the ultimate 7 Series over the years. Subtlety styled, everything that BMW did to make this the world finest luxury sedan, we have further enhanced with tremendous yet refined performance, well...not refined when you push the gas pedal. "Baby" as its affectionately known in BMW circles is probably the world’s most famous E38 modified for performance.
Simeon has had many adventures with Baby over the years including the "One Lap of America" Race, a trip to Germany on the autobahn & Nurburgring and even Drifting! VAC engineering assures this car takes all the abuse he can dish out and carries its occupants swiftly, reliably and very comfortably.
Custom Supercharger: Many custom mods and fabrication had to be done to insure this system, one of the first installed on a 7 series fit our goals, and the car. Now a days, fantastic BMW S/C systems can be purchased off the shelf and delivered to your door. The car now runs a Hybrid of ESS and original VAC components.
As mentioned, at the time Superchargers for the BMW V8 were not finalized or common in the US market. After some work and modifications, the system was in and retianed A/C & ABS. This was the original system fitted to the car.
Fikse FM10's, a perfect look on so many BMW. Style with the strength to weight ratio of a professional race wheel.
The first VAC flywheel! Know then by our owners name of "Salloum Racing Products". Whats shown here has evolved into this lightweight flywheel and other modern VAC flywheels for all BMW series.
Underside view of the prepared location for the new trans. We're ready to bolt on the custom VAC Motorsports aluminum M5 flywheel.
View of the new flywheel bolted onto the crank.
The install required the fabrication of a strengthed custom drive shaft since the original was mounted to an automatic transmission. Here's the finished work to the custom drive shaft mated to the 6 speed.
Final install of the custom-built BMW210 3.15 LSD, in M5 housing with modified mounting bracket. The mounting took some machining and tricks to fit just right to the drive shaft.
Though you can't quite see it, thats an M5 gauge cluster we installed.
As you can tell, this E38 needs it.
This picture is on the Autobahn after he shipped the car to Germany!
...These are just some of the basic modifications. Within the last few years this car also receved an unbelevable street performance built VAC motorsports M62 engine with our stage 3 heads, Arrow Conneting rods, CP Pistons, and a host of other excelent modifications, plus the addition off a new Vortec VQS2 Supercharger and air to water intercooler. We will detail these at a later date for you to enjoy.
The Baby gets to Germany years back. "Seriously the fastest E38 I have ever driven". She’s faster since then too.
At the time this swap was unhead of, now we perform these swaps for customers all over the continent!
If you have any questions or comments on the work shown here or to have your own "VAC Ultimate 7"
Please call us at 1-866-714-2002, or contact us by email.