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) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
Evolve Automotive
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-24-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
Koop
Second Lieutenant
Koop's Avatar
15
Rep
212
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & E34 M5
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Talking Individual E92 M3 - PCD & Epic Tail of the Dragon Journey!

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
As some of you may remember, I was fortunate enough to take European Delivery of my Individual Azurite/Rust Brown E92 M3 in Munich last December. It was an awesome experience! (The original thread is here).

After a forever-taking 10-week wait, my M3 and I were finally reunited at the Performance Center in South Carolina last week. The experience was just as fantastic as Munich, but in an entirely different way. We were treated like VIPs from the moment we arrived at the airport until we drove off in our new M. If you can stand to wait a little longer for delivery and take a couple of days for the trip, I’d highly recommend it!

Delivery day was busy but perfectly managed. We started off with a brief introduction to the driving course, followed by quick laps around the track in an M3, panic breaking practice and spinning 360s on the skidpad. Fun!

After that came my (second) favorite part of the day, a hot lap in an instructor-driven F10 M5. Our driver was Andy, a professional racing driver who has recently been competing in Drifting events. All I can say is…Mother of God. That lap was one of the craziest things I’ve ever experienced, and it sure as hell gave me respect for a) the quality of instructors they have at the PC and b) the capabilities of the new M5 in the right hands. Outstanding!

Here's a shot of our intrepid instructor Andy introducing us to the track:



When track-time was over we hopped in X3s and X5s and drove to the factory for a tour, followed by some laughter-inducing off-roading (rock-crawling, hill descents, crazy angles and water crossings). A bit of a novelty, but still super fun.



After a tasty lunch of bratwurst and sauerkraut, we were ready for the main event!

Even though anticipation had been building the whole day, nothing could really prepare me for the first sight of my new M3 sitting right outside the front door. The overall effect of the Individual paint is stunning! From some angles Azurite swallows light and looks inky black…from others it's extremely iridescent. Depending on the angle, weather, sunlight/clouds and time of day, it's like looking at a different car. Very cool. Since I took delivery in Munich at night and wasn't able to drive it due to heavy snow, I'd been waiting (and waiting…and waiting) to see Azurite in the sunshine. Worth the wait!

But enough of that. Here are some pictures from re-delivery. (I didn’t realize until afterward that the hood was partially unlatched, apologies).





































(Please watch in HQ)



After leaving the Performance Center we spent the next several days driving the beautiful roads that wind through the Smoky Mountains from South Carolina to Tennessee. We hit the Moonshiner 28 up to Tail of the Dragon, followed by the Foothills Parkway over to Gatlinburg, TN, and the Devil’s Triangle up by Knoxville. If you get a chance to drive these roads in your M, do it! They are FANTASTIC. Plus, given the time of year we basically had the roads to ourselves.

At the entry to Tail of the Dragon:













Having some fun on Tail of the Dragon (doing my best to keep within the yellow lines and the break-in limits!):

(Please watch in HQ)


And a few from the overlook up top:













On to the Foothills Parkway...what a great road! It follows the crest of a mountain top. Gorgeous views from both sides.



















Here's a walk around:

(Please watch in HQ)


The next day we hit the Devil's Triangle. A GREAT series of roads, but some shoddy asphalt and steep drop-offs in places. It was also a bit icy due to some recent rain and temps around 20 degrees. Not ideal!



Along the way down to Texas we hit the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery (had to bring home a little White Lightning!) followed by the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and one of MLK’s favorite soul food restaurants in Memphis (The Four Way).

All in all, it was an epic journey and a trip I’ll remember forever. Had the 1200 mile service scheduled for the day I rolled into town and the rest, as they say, is history!

I almost forgot...here are a couple of interior shots of the Rust Brown leather and Piano Black trim:





Within a couple of days of getting home I installed painted reflectors, Edition grills and gills, Lux 5000k AEs and an Eisenmann Race system. The Eisenmann Race sounds INSANE. Totally changes the driving experience!

Here are a couple shots of the initial mods:







Several more mods planned. I'm truly in awe of this car. What a machine!

Hope this was an enjoyable read. Safe driving out there!
__________________

/// E92 M3 Individual - Azurite/Rust ~ E34 M5 - Brilliant Red/Silver Gray
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
W///
Major General
W///'s Avatar
1941
Rep
9,528
Posts

Drives: 08 E92 M3/99 E36 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SC

iTrader: (13)

Beautiful! What an amazing color combination. I've been to Munich plenty of times, and done the same things as you did, but it's my dream to one day do E.D and then PCD. Congrats again on a beautiful car!
__________________
Current: 2008 BMW M3 Sparkling Graphite/Bamboo Beige/6MT. 1999 BMW M3 Techno Violet/Dove/5MT. Next: 2017 BMW M3
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
Powerbeast
Major General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
578
Rep
8,454
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 Dakar Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

She's a beauty man
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 03:01 AM   #4
tha_good_life
Brigadier General
tha_good_life's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
3,991
Posts

Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (21)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.33]
i love the color!
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
badazzm
Lieutenant
badazzm's Avatar
India
12
Rep
540
Posts

Drives: RRS GT2
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Jose, CA

iTrader: (1)

So Jelly of the interior right now! Looks amazing. Congrats man! Enjoy this animal.
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
Koop
Second Lieutenant
Koop's Avatar
15
Rep
212
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & E34 M5
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys!
__________________

/// E92 M3 Individual - Azurite/Rust ~ E34 M5 - Brilliant Red/Silver Gray
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
JSCO
Brigadier General
JSCO's Avatar
United_States
146
Rep
3,530
Posts

Drives: SLOW
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: AZ

iTrader: (4)

that paint in the sun is just gorgeous and your interior..
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
ussoldierforhire
Lieutenant
United_States
20
Rep
558
Posts

Drives: 2011 M3 E92
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

iTrader: (1)

nice pictures and car. thanks for sharing
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
RingMeister01
Croatian
RingMeister01's Avatar
No_Country
515
Rep
3,609
Posts

Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Damn your car is just first class. I would really like to rip Deals Gap soon! Props all the way. Congrats.
__________________
M2 Euro Delivery 2016 Ringmeister on instagram
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
kdbryce
I have to return some video tapes
kdbryce's Avatar
United_States
167
Rep
4,603
Posts

Drives: e92 335i 6mt
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY

iTrader: (0)

congrats!!!

definitely one of the best - if not the best - color for the e92

i love when people post proper threads like this
__________________
13 Black Sapphire e92 335i - 10 Le Mans Blue e92 335i - 09 Monaco Blue e92 328i xdrive - 07 Sparkling Graphite e92 328xi
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #11
chris s
Major General
chris s's Avatar
495
Rep
6,592
Posts

Drives: 2016 SMB F80 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York

iTrader: (11)

Absolutely perfect color combo! Congrats and enjoy....
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
mcmastah
Private First Class
3
Rep
111
Posts

Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Markham

iTrader: (0)

your interior colour combination is gorgeous, makes the otherwise dull layout really pop.
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #13
Nalu
New Member
Nalu's Avatar
0
Rep
15
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3 SSII
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY

iTrader: (1)

That's a beautiful color! The blue really comes out in the sun. congrats!
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #14
FormulaMMM
Lieutenant Colonel
FormulaMMM's Avatar
United_States
58
Rep
1,662
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Midwest

iTrader: (2)

Awesome. Nice write up and the car looks incredible.

This image location is familiar to me. What a road.



__________________
DCT E90 M3: Akrapovic Evolution, KW Clubsport, Stoptech ST-40 Front + Pagid RS29 | Stock Rear + Stoptech SP, Apex ARC-8 + Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 275/35/18 (street), Apex EC-7 18x10 ET25 + Nitto NT01 275/35/18 (track), tbd...
Past: Velos Designwerks Tune, Megan Racing Catback, Macht Schnell Filter

Last edited by FormulaMMM; 02-24-2013 at 04:06 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
GB///M5
Captain
GB///M5's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
723
Posts

Drives: E90 335i, F10 M5
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 M5  [5.00]
2008 335i  [5.00]
Beautiful car and awesome pics! Congrats!
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #16
MerrittM3
Lieutenant Colonel
MerrittM3's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
1,516
Posts

Drives: '16 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (13)

Garage List
16 BMW M3  [0.00]
Very nice!
__________________
2016 YMB M3
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #17
IMG
IMG's Avatar
United_States
216
Rep
7,385
Posts

Drives: E36 M3 Track car,Ess E90 M3 DD
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Location

iTrader: (6)

Very nice,she's a beauty.Congrats !
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #18
ilikebmxbikes
Brigadier General
ilikebmxbikes's Avatar
465
Rep
4,209
Posts

Drives: S65 1M Clone & E92 M3 4.6L
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (41)

Garage List
Great color combo. I always dreamed of a similar combo on an e46 m3. Really nice car.
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #19
KEYON
Brigadier General
KEYON's Avatar
United_States
81
Rep
3,416
Posts

Drives: '14 RS5
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LA x SD

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 E92 M3  [4.83]
Love this combo, it's one of my all time favorites. Well done sir
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #20
MMM PWR
Second Lieutenant
Canada
7
Rep
213
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & 360 Vert
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (4)

Fantastic!! Given how hot the E46 was in Carbon Black and Cinnamon...I am surprised they did not make this a regular color combo. Def my fav...
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #21
Thebigbus
Private
Thebigbus's Avatar
1
Rep
87
Posts

Drives: 2009 e90 M3 DCT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central Texas

iTrader: (0)

Gorgeous!! The Dragon's tail is fun! Drove it a couple years ago when I interviewed at Knoxville for residency . I think I took pics at those same lookouts! Enjoy the car!!
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #22
PrimoM3
Chemofski
PrimoM3's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
1,296
Posts

Drives: '13 X5M
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Coast, U.S.

iTrader: (0)

Gorgeous! Enjoy...

Are your door sills standard ///M ones or do they say Individual? Mine are standard, but I only have Individual paint.
__________________
'13 Individual Frozen Brilliant White ///M3 Coupe
Ordered 2/15/12 | Euro Delivery on 9/21/12 | U.S. Redelivery on 12/6/12 | Motor Dead on 7/15/13

'13 Space Gray/Mugello Red X5///M
Pavement Punisher | Snow Muncher | Family and Board Hauler | Roadtripper
Appreciate 0
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 -4. The time now is 01:44 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, 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