This Dakar Yellow BMW E30 M3 features Forgestar F14 wheels sized 17×8.5 in the front and 17×9.5 in the rear, finished in Matte Black
This build features one of the most iconic high-performance vehicles ever to be produced, a Dakar Yellow BMW E30 M3, one of the cleanest aftermarket builds we’ve seen lately. The BMW E30 M3 was built by the German carmaker for homologation purposes in order to be able to compete in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), this resulted in a road-legal car that exerts a racing heritage in its every part. In turn, this made it an instant classic. This particular M3 comes with a bevy of aftermarket additions, all wrapped up with a set of Forgestar F14 wheels. A perfect exclamation point for this project.
This particular Dakar Yellow BMW E30 M3 comes from a guy that can only be described as a petrolhead. Vincent Wong’s name rings out when high-profile aftermarket builds come into play. His work in the automotive field is well-known to anyone that works, lives, and breathes cars in SoCal, but also, in other parts of the United States. This isn’t his first build, but it is the first BMW M3 he’s done recently. After all, it was RWB Porsche 911 builds that took the spotlight and all of Vince’s time and energy of the course of the last few years. However, when an engaged car guy takes on a build like this, you’re bound to see something special happen.
Everything on this car has been completely redone or replaced, all with brand new factory parts. The biggest change with this vehicle is the engine. The OEM naturally aspirated 2.0 liter BMW S14 four-cylinder engine was replaced with the Euro-Spec S50B32 six-cylinder engine from the E36 M3, pushing the power levels to an impressive 320 horsepower. In turn, when paired with a six-speed manual transmission, this M3 becomes an exciting track beast. While the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) times were not revealed, we can safely estimate that this M3 can do the sprint in less than 5.0 seconds or less. The vehicle also comes with a 3:73 rear LSD (Limited Slip Differential), making it a true track-ready beast.
However, on this BMW M3, the performance upgrades don’t stop with the engine. This M3 features a set of Ireland Engineering swaybars, Treehouse Racing eyeball arms, UUC Motorwerks Stage 2 Flywheel Clutch Kit, UUC Motorwerks Stainless steel brake lines and clutch line, UUC Motorwerks Shortshifter, a set of Jet Hot headers and a Fluidyne aluminum radiator. The M3 also comes with a Supersprint sport exhaust system, providing the proper sound stage for this vehicle. In addition to that. the interior was revamped as well.
The images below don’t do the interior justice. However, they’ll paint a pretty good picture of how much work went into this build. From the completely redone Alcantara headliner, followed by a set of Recaro racing seats, a completely custom rear seat delete, all the way to a custom powder coated roll bar, the level of attention to detail is phenomenal and seldom seen in builds like these. Furthermore, this BMW M3 also features an E30 M3 M-Tech 2 steering wheel, a UUC Alcantara shift boot and e-brake boot with yellow stitching, an OEM carpet, windshield, switches, glove box, dash, and center console, followed by complete insulation of the interior with Dynamat.
In addition to that, the interior also comes up with a completely new sound system This includes a Clarion flip-up head unit, MB Quart amplifiers, and subs, ensuring the sound scheme on both the inside and outside is equally impressive. But, when you look at all these additions, you won’t ever feel like they’re out of place, as the owner paid so much attention to these parts that it’s not even coming close to being out of place. Furthermore, the yellow stitching throughout the interior, followed by the same yellow accents on everything from the engine cover to the seat straps, all creating a uniquely themed interior.
The final touch on this build is a set of Forgestar F14 wheels. Installed on top of a bright red Brembo big brake calipers, the wheels for this vehicle are built in sizes of 17×8.5 in the front and 17×9.5 in the rear. They feature a Matte Black finish. Furthermore, the wheels come with a set of Hankook V12 EVO tires. These are sized 215/45/17 in the front and 245/40/17 in the rear. Overall, this is a custom setup that comes with particular offsets and sizes, adhering to the specific requirements of a build like this.
You can grab a detailed view of this Dakar Yellow BMW E30 M3 with Forgestar F14 wheels in the photoshoot by Darrien Craven right below.