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      12-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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E92 M3 GT3 race car build project

Hi all, customer of ours referred me here and thought you might be interested in an E92 GT3 race car project of ours?

Not sure on weight until final stages, but sub 1200kg (2600 lb) is the plan. Our E46 race cars weigh in at 1100kg's. Plan is for carbon bonnet, boot, doors and front bumper (all done). Currently mulling over what ECU/loom/control systems and wheels. Car is primarily being built for CSL Cup (www.cslcup.com) but also run it in Britcar and 24hr Silverstone race as well as British GT (hence the GT3 build spec).

Engine and loom all go back in next week along with new carbon bodywork ready for the Autosport show in the UK in January. I'll post up updates if anyone is interested?


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      12-21-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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How much Is the car expected to weigh in when it's completed,
can't wait to see more
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      12-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Very cool! I can't wait to see some updates
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      12-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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wow...i have seen gutted m3s before but this one takes it to a whole new level... most of the gutted m3s still have its original dash panel in place.
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      12-21-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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Wow. What is the weight expected to be? Looks like an awesome build!
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      12-21-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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sweet...looking forward to updates!
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      12-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #7
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Not sure on weight until final stages, but sub 1200kg is the plan. Our E46 race cars weigh in at 1100kg's. Plan is for carbon bonnet, boot, doors and front bumper (all done). Currently mulling over what ECU/loom/control systems and wheels. Car is primarily being built for CSL Cup (www.cslcup.com) but also run it in Britcar and 24hr Silverstone race as well as British GT (hence the GT3 build spec).

I'm currently driving around a £200 van now!
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      12-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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UPDATES please!
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Great project, I look forward to seeing more
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      12-21-2009, 12:28 PM   #10
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awesome, just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to do a build like this? not including the car...
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      12-21-2009, 12:37 PM   #12
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subscribed looks awesome already

Ditto.

Cant wait to see more.
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So sick
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Nice project! Please keep us updated, can't wait to see the final result!
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      12-22-2009, 08:21 AM   #18
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awesome, just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to do a build like this? not including the car...
Donor car was £34k, all up it should come in at around £85k.

THere are a load of other pics of the build on our site here:

http://www.thorneymotorsport.co.uk/t...paration.shtml

But not sure if linking to our site is allowed so if not please accept my apology.
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I have seen this car in the PERFORMANCE BMW . it was a pace car for some circuit in the UK.

great pick, it already has the Akra system on that thing already.
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why dont you rather get the OEM BMW performance steering wheel??
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The technical regs look fairly easy to navigate, very cool series.
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