Fan of engine swaps? This is one we can really get on board with…
The builds from SEMA 2021 go on coming. Not every one of them capture our eye for the ideal reasons– click these blue words for even more of those– but every once in a while something appear that truly makes a perception.
Today it’s this– a changed 1985 E30 BMW 318i developed by pro drifter as well as owner of DevSpeed Motorsports Faruk Kugay.
The obvious modifications are the Pandem widebody kit, the superb 17-inch Rotiform IGS wheels and the E30 M3 rear wing with its DTM-style carbon addendum.
There’s a less evident selection under the bonnet however– the F20C 2.0-litre four-pot from the Honda S2000. Rogue, however we like it. Kugay hasn’t gone for max power either– the light-weight naturally aspirated system is making 240bhp with a California-legal air consumption and Borla Efficiency stainless steel exhaust. It’s attached to the Honda’s initial six-speed guidebook gearbox also, as well as there’s a BMW restricted slip diff.
The suspension is a flexible setup from KW as well as the brakes are sourced from an E36 M3. Oh, as well as there’s a carbon fiber roofing system panel for proper modern M3 feelings. Inside Kugay has actually fitted a load of MOMO bits and a correct motorsport-inspired bare dash.