By now most M3 enthusiasts have seen SehrSchnell’s journeys to IND and have watched his car grow up step by step. Last week Philip took yet another step in this M3’s progression with yet another trip to IND accompanying it. Philip and I knew that of all of the parts added to his M3, the KW Variant 3 coilovers and OMP ARS fixed back seats would contribute to some of the biggest change in the car’s personality.
The OMP seats were a perfect compliment to the other components installed this round- a stud conversion by Turner Motorsports, Project Kics lug nuts, Macht Schnell 12mm spacers in the front, KW Variant 3 coilovers, and an Akrapovic exhaust with carbon tips. Philip’s M3 now has a more purposeful stance and appearance, along with a level of interactive feel that only a fixed back sports seat can give. See you next time Philip!
Any business will drive the people involved to form friendships that go beyond a simple utilitarian exchange, but when your business is to help people create the cars of their dreams you have an opportunity to connect that is beyond anything that people encounter in more “every day” industries. Working at IND has allowed us to form life-long friendships, and welcome our clients to the IND family.
Philip is one such client. He is not only a life-long friend, but a true member of the IND family. Working on Philip’s M3 is always a pleasure because we know that each time he ships the car to our facility he is placing his trust in us as a member of our family, and we do our best to treat him accordingly. This time, Philip’s car made it’s journey from New York to feed a never-ending addiction to power that’s shared by many who choose to add an ESS kit to their car. Philip changed transformed his already potent VT1-535 equipped M3 into a monster by upgrading to an ESS VT2-600 kit. In combination with his 4.10 differential the car’s midrange and top end response is even better than a standard M3, and the car is now a real force to be reckoned with.
IND added GTS door sills for a subtle reference to this M3’s newfound power, and a hand-pinstriped ESS VT2 600 badge on the trunk for a less subtle statement that tells those following the car to be wise when challenging Philip’s M3.
Most of us can remember enjoying a hobby with our fathers growing up. Whether it’s fishing, sports, or anything else, our memories of our time with our fathers are often some of the fondest memories of our youth. One of our clients was fortunate enough to continue enjoying a hobby with his father well into his adulthood, and the cars we showcase today are a father and son project.
The younger of the two has an incredible ESS supercharged E92 M3, complete with Brembo brakes, KW coilovers, a full exhaust system, and HRE P40S wheels with a brushed finish. His father chose a matching white Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet with the same HRE P40S wheels.
With the long weekend ahead of us, we wanted to give you guys something to look at. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend, and enjoy the new photos!
Martin_D hits the wind tunnel
Many people know IND for modifying BMW cars of all types, and we take great pride in our BMW projects. However, our shop gates see much more than just BMWs, and after allowing countless Mercedes, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, and even American Classic cars through our doors undocumented, we decided it was time to share the rest of our work with car enthusiasts.
Please enjoy these photos of our latest Audi R8!
If reading the UK-based Max Power magazine is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoyed a decade ago, reading the Greek version of Max Power is an absolute cardinal sin. The Greek Max Power has everything every teenaged car nut could want- more girls, more absurd cars, and more street racing.
When Max Power Greece asked us to shoot a Martin’s M3 for a full feature, we naturally agreed with a grin.
Now that Max Power released Martin’s feature issue, I wanted to share a few unreleased photos from our shoot. To see Martin’s M3 in person, please look for this car at the Race Technologies [B]Brembo[/B] booth at the BimmerFest show on May 14th!