Fast Car

TECH SPEC: BMW E46 325CI

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ENGINE: 2.5-litre, M54B25 straight-six, K&N panel filter, custom cat-back exhaust system with quad tails

TRANSMISSI­ON: ZF 5-speed manual

SUSPENSION: Air Lift Performanc­e suspension with 3P management, Air Lift adjustable top mounts, fully adjustable rear camber arms, custom-made rear toe adjustment plates, Powerflex polybushed front and rear arms

BRAKES: E46 M-Sport brakes – calipers powder-coated black

WHEELS & TYRES: 10.5x18in (front) and 12.5x18in (rear) BBS RS 16 with custom bubble lips – stepped up and finished by Dan at Wheel Unique, centres powder-coated in metallic silver with smoked clearcoat, genuine BBS Design Line caps, polished hex centres, polished hardware, polished valve caps, 245/30/18 (f) and 295/30/18 (r) Bridgeston­e Potenza tyres

EXTERIOR: Rocket Bunny Pandem widebody kit, Rocket Bunny ducktail spoiler, Mazda Soul Red Crystal paint (3-stage pearl), SSDD M3 CS-style front bumper with carbon-fibre spoiler, SSDD Motorsport carbon M3-style rear diffuser, SSDD carbon sideskirt extensions, E46 M3 mirrors, facelift LED taillights, projector lens headlights with LED bulb upgrade

INTERIOR: Recaro Sportster CS seats with body-colour shells, black nappa leather, carbon airbag covers, handles and bases, half-cage powder-coated matte black, one-off carbon doorcards, carbon handbrake handle and C6 carbon dash trims, retrimmed gaiters and armrest with M colour stitching, Ghettowxrk­z steering wheel, upgraded LED interior lighting, M Sport gear knob, Dynavin 7in-screen head unit with sat-nav and Bluetooth, upgraded door speakers

THANKS: “Thanks to Frankie Wright at The Drop Shop for the unbelievab­le hard work on the Pandem kit: cutting, welding, fitting and painting. Thanks also to Dan at Wheel Unique for the flawless job on the wheels, Kiran Halsey, Joel Kendall and all the guys at Busted Knuckle Customs for the amazing work on the respray, Josh and Laura at JJ Detailing for always making sure the car looked spotless for any show or meet it actually got to go to during 2020 and the start of 2021 and lastly my girlfriend Lauren for putting up with me.”

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