If you’re a BMW purist, this E30 M3 won’t be to your liking. However, if you like modified cars, you’ll no doubt be impressed with the work that has gone into transforming it.
This M3 started out like any other but has now been adorned with a custom bodykit that comes from the mind of Khyzyl Saleem and was originally just a rendering before being turned into reality.
The kit has a transformative look on the M3 and starts off with a revised front fascia that includes an extended splitter and a new front bumper. There are flared front and rear arches as well as extended side skirts and a set of deep-dish wheels from Brixton Forged.
As distinctive as the front and sides of the car are, it is perhaps the rear-end that is the most remarkable. Immediately catching the eye is a towering two-stage rear wing fitting of a DTM race car, and there are also a pronounced diffuser and louvers over the rear window. Making the car all the more striking is the Tic Tac livery inspired by the BMW E30 M3 driven by Allen Berg during the 1991 DTM championship.
Adding to the unique character (or heresy, depending on who you ask) of this car is the engine. Instead of the four-cylinder the E30 M3 came with, this example is powered by the S52B32 inline-six from the E36-generation M3 and has upgraded pistons and rods. It is also turbocharged and now pumps out in excess of 800 hp, which are sent through an upgraded E36 M3 gearbox to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.