Tony Ioele's "Straight to the Track"

E46 M3



We worked with Tony to progressively transform his new 2002 E46 M3 into a weekend track car with no sacrifices. Here you can see images from when the car was new and just a taste of what we did so he could hit the track.

Tony trusts the VAC team and brought us his E46 with just 1,400 miles on the odometer.
To start, we did a custom install of Teamtech 5 point harnesses and also fabricated a VAC Motorsports aluminum fire bottle bracket to hold a fire bottle in front of the driver's seat.


Under the hood. OE stock in 2002.


One off E46 Fire Extinguisher Bracket with Fire Extinguisher mounted.
(With so many request for this it is now a kit, click above)


Our Teamtech 5 point harness install. Tony specified a clean unobtrusive install that did not alter or damage any of the interior.


To mount the shoulder straps to the rear, we decided not to alter the rear deck with any reinforcements. So, we pulled the factory mounting brackets for child seats, and modified eye bolts to bolt into that location. We then switched over the clips for the straps to quick release clips, so they can be removed for street use and not interfere with rear seat passengers.


Tony's M3 still retained it's clean factory interior look, but ready to hit all the track days within the rules.