Sacrilege or genius? A Widebody BMW E30 powered by a supercharged Lexus V8
This may anger some BMW purists, but will please some car lovers too
The BMW E30 3-Series is an often hallowed model in the German brand's history because it is the starting point for so many car projects, and more importantly, the E30 M3.
But if you're someone who isn't bothered by its history or standard drivetrain, maybe you'd fit it with, let's say, a supercharged Lexus V8?
This South Africa-based Beemer has paid a visit to a company called Ace Customs where it underwent a serious transformation.
Not only does it have a new engine, but it has also been given a beefy looking widebody kit, a sleek ducktail spoiler, side-exiting tailpipes, a bespoke bonnet, a set of Japan Racing wheels, and a new lick of paint that is not too dissimilar to Audi’s Nardo Grey.
The inside has been completely stripped out too and now features a pair of racing seats, an aftermarket shifter and steering wheel, a digital gauge cluster, some switches, and not much else.
So, the engine sat in the front of this E30 3-Series is a 1UZ Lexus V8 with a supercharger strapped to it. Ace Customs says that the engine produces roughly 230 hp which is sent straight to the rear wheels – which may not sound like a lot but it is very light now that it's been stripped out.