BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Sponsor M3 Project Cars Showcase
 
OneEighty
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
Nate@IND
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Nate@IND's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

Posts: 10,357
iTrader: (19)

Street weapon: Creating India’s fastest GTR. ESS M3 Content inside!





Of all the companies modifying BMW cars today, IND may be the strangest. Most businesses will jump at the chance to sell any part and work on any car, but at IND this is not the case. Our chief function as a business is to represent Eisenmann GmbH in the U.S, and we do not take this lightly. Take on too many side jobs, too many projects, and you lose focus as a business. Quality starts to decline, and so we learned quickly that it is better to do a few things exceptionally than to do many things poorly.

This is precisely what makes IND strange. We will not work on every car owned by every client, and we will not install every part just to make a dollar. Our preferred clients are not simply the individuals who have spent the most money with us, but rather people who share a fundamental philosophy on the automotive hobby we love. We would travel to the end of the earth to help our best clients, and this month’s story is the most literal interpretation of that promise to date.

Our client, Mr Singh, is a unique individual. Having been a true car enthusiast for years, he knows exactly what he wants, and will stop at nothing to get it. Despite residing in a country that makes being a car enthusiast quite difficult, our client had one of the first LP640 Lamborghinis imported into India. When ESS’ amazing VT2-600 supercharger kit was released for the E9x M3, our client consulted with us and imported the kit immediately and was the first to have an ESS M3 in India. His collection of exotic cars represents his love for the automobile.

Of all of the cars in Mr. Singh’s collection, one in particular proved to be the biggest challenge. One car was so difficult to import, modify, and enjoy that it nearly bested our client. This car is the Nissan GTR. Just purchasing the car involved a series of cancelled orders and took our client all the way to London, where the GTR in question was finally acquired.

After purchasing the GTR, Mr. Singh knew he could not simply leave it as is. To compete among his collection, the GTR had to be a true giant killer and the standard power output simply would not suffice. The GTR continued to be a difficult beast to tame in this respect also- not only are there no GTR specialist shops in India, but to extract true power from the car, it is ideal to have access to an all wheel drive dyno. Finding an all wheel drive dyno facility is no easy task, and Mr. Singh once again proved his unwavering determination by immediately initiating the import of India’s first all wheel dyno!

To complete the recipe for the for India’s fastest GTR, we knew we could only contact the best shop dealing with Japanese cars in the US- AMS Performance. Not only are the people at AMS absolute experts in forced induction and all wheel drive systems, the staff of AMS are close personal friends of ours, and are the absolute most trustworthy people for the job. With AMS on board, we knew we had a winning formula. We soon formulated a plan that involved multiple intercontinental voyages, thousands of dollars in parts, custom tailored tunes, and hours of effort, all designed to build India’s fastest GTR.

Together, we made the 15 hour flight directly to India’s Delhi International airport, where we awaited the next leg of our journey to Mr. Singh’s home city of Chandigarh.






Stepping off the airplane’s taxi ladder onto the runway was an instant reminder of just how far we were from home. The sweltering air feels thick with moisture and envelops you as soon as the airplane door opens. The very smell and sight of India embeds in you the knowledge that you are in one of the earliest strongholds of modern civilization, a place of incredible philosophical and religious history.



An old friend greeted us as soon as we exited the airport: one of the first projects IND helped Mr. Singh construct, an ESS Supercharged E92 M3. This was the first time we had actually seen the car in person, despite having provided all of the parts, so of course the experience was very rewarding.





















As we made our photo stops along the way to the famous MountView hotel, we were exposed to a culture and lifestyle that felt truly foreign to us. The environment and landscape in urban India presented scenes that are completely unfamiliar to Western eyes. I felt truly privileged to experience India first hand.





The cool, fresh atmosphere of the MountView hotel was a welcome departure from Chandigarh’s enveloping heat. The décor was stunning, the staff friendly, and the rooms extremely comfortable. Mr. Singh was ensuring that we were in the most comfortable of accommodations, and his generous personality made us feel as though each of our needs and wants were met.















The following day we had the opportunity to stop by Mr. Singh’s residence and have a look at a couple of the English cars in his collection. Between the Range Rover AutoBiography edition and the Aston Martin DB-S I got the distinct impression that the English were still at the top of their game. The level of workmanship on the exterior and most importantly the interior of these two cars was something that is difficult to find in the modern world.

Mr. Singh’s friends at his local BMW dealer were kind enough to provide us an install facility. The beautiful tiled floors and air conditioned garages were a stark contrast to the streets of Chandigarh.



Mr. Singh’s GTR pulled into the shop with a stealthy rumble, and my hair stood in anticipation. I knew that after several day’s work we would transform the already formidable GTR into a true monster. As the car ascended the lift, I could only imagine the rush of acceleration to come.













AMS’ expert staff removed the factory under tray pieces and original exhaust system to reveal the cavernous space allotted to the factory exhaust system. AMS’ full Alpha 6 exhaust system was already delivered in India, awaiting our arrival. I never grow tired of seeing AMS’ beautifully crafted exhaust. The downpipes are gorgeous cast pieces, the connections are built using v band clamps for light weight and a perfect seal, and the exhaust has substantially fewer bends than the factory unit.









AMS’ downpipes, coupled with the rest of the full exhaust system provide a formidable gain, but these parts alone are not quite enough to achieve the supercar-beating 600 horsepower offered by the Alpha 6 kit.









AMS removed the factory intercoolers and replaces the two piece unit with a huge single piece bar and plate style intercooler. The AMS one piece intercooler is rated to 1200hp!



The final step of AMS’ hardware package for Mr. Singh was a piece brought in by special request- upgraded fuel injectors. While these are not required hardware for the Alpha 6 kit, Mr. Singh’s GTR is not staying at the Alpha 6 power level for long, and the IND and AMS teams will soon revisit India for the next step.



We all listened intently as the GTR was lowered from it’s perch on the shop lift. We knew that the roar that was about to emanate from the four exhaust tips would be deafening, and the whole team was excited to begin the most critical phase of the job- the custom ECU tune that would set this GTR apart from any other.











As AMS’ head software engineering Chris Black rode with Mr. Singh through the streets of India, all of us trailing the car could tell that the GTR was changed forever, and that Mr. Singh was addicted to the outright violent acceleration the car now provided. We were nearly ready to leave India, but we knew we would return soon to make this GTR the ultimate street weapon.
__________________
Nate@IND is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
 
FifthStreetz's Avatar
 
Drives: Fast e30 / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

Posts: 15,541
iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
wow

sick collection...baller status

Which BBS wheels are on the M3? Do you know the specs?
__________________
FifthStreetz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
NYCMCBM3
Colonel
 
NYCMCBM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Ozone Park,NY

Posts: 2,718
iTrader: (13)

wow
__________________
2012 MCB///M3
NYCMCBM3 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
DadzM4
Lieutenant
 
DadzM4's Avatar
 
Drives: M4
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 518
iTrader: (2)

Nice cars, photos and write up. What a great experience for you guy's. You are unique with quality second to none!
__________________
AW M4 | Black Full Merino Leather | Driver Assistance Package | Lighting Package | HK Sound | Concierge Services | Enhanced BT | 6 MT
DadzM4 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
gtrokin330
Brigadier General
 
Drives: TT
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: LI

Posts: 3,858
iTrader: (7)

IND is the king of a thorough write-up. Job well done!
gtrokin330 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #6
NewYearsBoy
Colonel
 
NewYearsBoy's Avatar
 
Drives: IS 300
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bradenton FL

Posts: 2,365
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Watch this....
This is a vid of a GTR vs a Veyron

__________________
--------------------------------------------------------------

"Speed never killed anyone its very important to get that straight, Speed has never killed a soul. Suddenly becoming stationary thats what gets people." - Jeremy Clarkson

Last edited by NewYearsBoy; 10-08-2010 at 07:22 PM.
NewYearsBoy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
NYCMCBM3
Colonel
 
NYCMCBM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Ozone Park,NY

Posts: 2,718
iTrader: (13)

maybe this GT-R can take down a veyron
__________________
2012 MCB///M3
NYCMCBM3 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
Jack28
HUSTLER
 
Jack28's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3-E92 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: So/Ca Los Angeles

Posts: 1,319
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Jack28
Love the Red Color S/C intake manifold on the M3.... The Aston and Range Look Sick especially with the color interior. The GT-R is coming out sick!
__________________

E92 M3 ZCP- AW/FR w/Extended Leather) Packages: ZCP, 6MT, Fully Loaded
E46 M3 - AW/IR 6 Spd, Fully Loaded. 19'' BBS LM DBK, V-CSL C/F Bmpr, Botld, Diff, V-CSL Custum IR-CF Center Counsel, V-GTR Hood, Dixis Ti 76mm, Meisterschaft Ti Sec. 1&2, EvoSport Headers, CAI, D/A Chip, tck d/a, Alcantera Headliner with Imola Red Sttitching....
Jack28 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:35 PM   #9
NYCMCBM3
Colonel
 
NYCMCBM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Ozone Park,NY

Posts: 2,718
iTrader: (13)

but back to the topic , thats a great GT-R makes me wanna trade the M next year and get one
__________________
2012 MCB///M3
NYCMCBM3 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:43 PM   #10
Night Hawk
USAF/ Veteran/ F-16 Crew Chief
 
Night Hawk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 E92 MR M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Posts: 359
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW E92 M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Night Hawk Send a message via Yahoo to Night Hawk
Dayum!
__________________

- Greg Professional Table Flipper
Night Hawk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #11
NewYearsBoy
Colonel
 
NewYearsBoy's Avatar
 
Drives: IS 300
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bradenton FL

Posts: 2,365
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by NycE93M3 View Post
sure is disgusting, when will the world change ,
Never... sadly
__________________
--------------------------------------------------------------

"Speed never killed anyone its very important to get that straight, Speed has never killed a soul. Suddenly becoming stationary thats what gets people." - Jeremy Clarkson
NewYearsBoy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #12
prichards516
Lieutenant
 
prichards516's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 M3 zcp
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Long Island, NY

Posts: 453
iTrader: (2)

im jealous after looking at that collection
prichards516 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 09:11 PM   #13
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 16,467
iTrader: (4)

wow def baller status
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special ALL M CARS--> http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042739
GOLFFRR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #14
punksterz626
Major
 
punksterz626's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Alpine White M3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahambra

Posts: 1,227
iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to punksterz626 Send a message via MSN to punksterz626
these are some HOT rides...
__________________
FS or Trade: Brand new CF Hamann Diffuser n Front Lip
punksterz626 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 09:28 PM   #15
Poppin Fresh
Colonel
 
Poppin Fresh's Avatar
 
Drives: With a sunroof and front plate
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bergen County NJ

Posts: 2,128
iTrader: (0)

Maybe he's Amitabh Bachchan!
__________________
Poppin Fresh is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 09:54 PM   #16
Echo M3
Major
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,431
iTrader: (0)

[quote=Poppin Fresh;8131541]Maybe he's Amitabh Bachchan!
QUOTE]

The Bachchans live in Mumbai.

This car collection is not as unique as you may think. There are plenty of families with 'baller' status these days in India. The kind of wealth that is in the major cities is absolutely unimaginable - you just have to go to an upscale mall/restaurant/hotel in Delhi or Mumbai to see what I mean. It's even more staggering when you think that cars cost 2-3 times their equivalent here in the States.
Echo M3 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #17
NYCMCBM3
Colonel
 
NYCMCBM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Ozone Park,NY

Posts: 2,718
iTrader: (13)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppin Fresh View Post
Maybe he's Amitabh Bachchan!
his name is Mr;Singh tho
__________________
2012 MCB///M3
NYCMCBM3 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 10:32 PM   #18
mdosu
Banned
 
Drives: Double Vanos'd Civic-M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 8,517
iTrader: (6)

Nate - must be a lot of your staff's first time in India?

I just visited India for the first time last year. It's a beautiful country as I got to see the large cities and the classic parts in Rajasthan.

It's obvious, in a business releationship, you guys were treated to the best to perform your best for your client. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as your client was willing to put up the funds to get the job done.
mdosu is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #19
e92_m3
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2009 e92 m3
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bay Area, California

Posts: 1,531
iTrader: (0)

IND,
Very nice writeup as always. Keep up the good work guys.
e92_m3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-08-2010, 11:54 PM   #20
tha_good_life
Brigadier General
 
tha_good_life's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 JzB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle

Posts: 3,907
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.33]
You guys ALWAYS have a great intro to all your stories! It's like reading a magazine!
tha_good_life is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-09-2010, 12:05 AM   #21
Johnny Lin
Lieutenant General
 
Johnny Lin's Avatar
 
Drives: AW E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 11,312
iTrader: (42)

dang, baller. 1000+ hp GTR, wow
Johnny Lin is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      10-09-2010, 12:54 AM   #22
catch
Major General
 
catch's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Thornhill

Posts: 5,504
iTrader: (27)

hot!
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
catch is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST