All show, some go
This is just as well because we’re not going to chase big power, at least not yet. We’ve already got the basic mods covered (stainless exhaust system, remap and less-restrictive M50 inlet manifold) and that’ll do for now. Combined with the well-sorted chassis and sticky slicks, it at least means we don’t need much in the way of stopping power; the E36/46 M3 front brake setup and EBC pads should be good enough. The transmission is stock (until something breaks?), but we’re off to a good start with a factory LSD.
Obviously, it has all the usual track car mods. That means a roll cage (an off-the-shelf Sparco cage that we’ve upgraded with additional dash, door and harness bars, lots of gusseting and a sexy red paint job), bucket seats, a well-worn suede wheel and a fire extinguisher that we’ll hopefully never use. It’s also meant a comprehensive weight-loss programme resulting in polycarb’ windows, a lightweight heater and a stripped interior (good), along with a wiring loom that’s sat in the boot of the car while we work out whether it’s worth stripping for less weight (bad).