• What an E92 M3 built for the track looks like - Automotive Conoisseur Group (ACG San Diego) red E92 M3 track build

      A lot of times we tend to focus more on acceleration and big power rather than ultimately what M cars are about which is a complete all around package that can also dominate in the twisties. This is a very nice track build by the Automotive Conoisseur Group. Nothing is more beautiful than a car with functional aerodynamics to increase downforce at the track rather than for looks. The vehicle is on Hankook Ventus RS3 which is just the next step from a full blown R compound. Overall, this is just a great build with function and performance in mind. Check out the details and pictures below.


      Challenge CF Front Lip
      Volk TE37SL 18" Wheels
      Kumho R-S3
      265/35R18 Front | 285/35R18 Rear
      OEM M3 GTS CF Front Lip
      APR CF Splitter
      AP Racing Big Brake Kit
      KW V3 Coilovers
      Vanguard Titanium Catback
      Recaro Profi SPG Seats
      Rear Seat Delete
      M3 GTS Front Grilles & Fender Gills
      ASC Half-Cage / Harness Bar



































      Challenge Midpipes w/Vanguard Titanium Exhaust







      Half-Roll Cage / Harness Bar
























      Ducting/Cooling upgrades:

























      This article was originally published in forum thread: Automotive Conoisseur Group (ACG San Diego) red E92 M3 built for the track started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 21 Comments
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        pretty sweeti wonder what other suspension mods were done, and if they ditched any overweight crap such as AC.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        No one seems to be interested or they are tired of the e9x platform and don't care about N/A cars just like bmwna
        i guess not many respect a well done e9x unless its supercharged these days. I like it
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        i guess not many respect a well done e9x unless its supercharged these days. I like it
        I like it too, an M3 doesn't have to be supercharged. Certainly not if just track performance is what one has in mind.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        very very nice and clean
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        Looks bad ass. needs a blower.
        Exactly what I was thinking!
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        No one seems to be interested or they are tired of the e9x platform and don't care about N/A cars just like bmwna
        I wouldn't put a blower on it. Looks perfect to me. I would take the reliability factor of a NA motor for those long hot track sessions.
      1. Scorpion's Avatar
        Scorpion -
        Looks amazing.
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        The owner of this car is fairly active on the other M3 forums. He is a pretty avid track head. If I remember correctly he quickly upgraded from the KW V3s to Moton Clubsports.

        Thanks for sharing Sticky!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        The owner of this car is fairly active on the other M3 forums.
        Let him know about this one.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Thanks for sharing Sticky!
        My pleasure.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Very nice looking car. I'm sure it's a blast to drive.
      1. persian54's Avatar
        persian54 -
        A blower isn't needed as it would most likely hurt him on hot summer days. He has his modified GTR when he needs the extra power
      1. tightie's Avatar
        tightie -
        Ricky's car is a beast. He tracks this bad boy at every single event.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        This is nice. I would put my e30 up against it
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Ohh crap now I remember where I saw this car on the forums. It was here! lol. About a month or 2 ago, I saw him at willow springs. He was hitting 1:30-1.29. No blower nothing. This guy raped the track with him driving too! Not even the pro driver with Shokri's 600 +whp car could go lower than 1:35. That just shows that power really doesn't mean much if you have that kind of traction and driving experience. He was raping the GT3's and z06's like nothing, literally nothing.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Cool. Great that he tracks it!
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Ohh crap now I remember where I saw this car on the forums. It was here! lol. About a month or 2 ago, I saw him at willow springs. He was hitting 1:30-1.29. No blower nothing. This guy raped the track with him driving too! Not even the pro driver with Shokri's 600 +whp car could go lower than 1:35. That just shows that power really doesn't mean much if you have that kind of traction and driving experience. He was raping the GT3's and z06's like nothing, literally nothing.
        Wow that's awesome to hear. Ricky seems to be a very knowledgable individual regarding car setup. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but he started his own company R's Tuning. They seem to be getting fairly busy doing lots of alignments and corner balance, in addition to the typical installs.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Looks awesome! Need more info on the cooling upgrades
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Wow that's awesome to hear. Ricky seems to be a very knowledgable individual regarding car setup. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but he started his own company R's Tuning. They seem to be getting fairly busy doing lots of alignments and corner balance, in addition to the typical installs.
        Ohh sicck. So that's where Shokri is getting is Motons installed.. from this guy.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Awesome build. Blower would not be the way to go for a track car. Pulling weight is better than adding FI IMO. Seems this guy knows how to do it right and is addressing the proper things to upgrade for track use.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Awesome build. Blower would not be the way to go for a track car. Pulling weight is better than adding FI IMO. Seems this guy knows how to do it right and is addressing the proper things to upgrade for track use.
        VAC/VF seem to be doing pretty good with it. once car is tuned to max, and driver skill has plateued, S/C is whats needed to take it to the next level.