Michael Essa's 1000+hp Formula Drift Turbo E46 M3

Michael Essa

 2013 Formula Drift Champion, Engineer, Business Owner, Driving Coach and more, Michael Essa is incredible at what he does. His knowledge in autosport pushes him and his team to be one of the greatest. VAC Motorsports is proud to be partnered with Essa for the 2021 Formula Drift Season. His 1000+hp BMW E46 M3 features many of our engine components, including:


  • VAC Vanos Hub
  • VAC Stage 3 Performance Head for S54
  • Sleeved S54 Block with VAC Heavy Duty Sleeves
  • VAC Main Bearings and Rod Bearings
  • VAC High Volume Oil Pump
  • ARP L19 Head Studs
  • CP Carrillo Pistons
  • Radium Engineering components


This distinct configuration powers Michael through the season with ease, sliding among the best, as the best.

 Currently the only BMW engine competing in the 2021 Formula Drift season.