Turner Motorsport's 535 hp Frozen Gray BMW M3 and Championship-Winning M3 Race Car - /TUNED
In our season 2 finale, Tuned goes to Monticello Motor Club to visit the Turner Motorsport race team, who have brought us two cars: Their 535-horsepower, all-motor Frozen M3 street project car, and the 2011 Continental Tire Series Championship-winning E92 M3 Race Car driven by Bill Auberlin and Paul Dalla Lana. We learn the importance of having your street car tuned by a company that goes out and wins races every weekend, and that on the track, horsepower is far from everything.
C'etait un Rendezvous, The Original Street Racing Video - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Claude Lelouch's Rendevous is undoubtedly the first, and one of the most
influential viral car videos of all time. In Paris, Alex retraces Lelouch's
famous high-speed illegal race through the city, detailing
behind-the-scenes facts about the run.
BMW Frozen Paint: Overview and Cleaning - /DRIVE CLEAN
This week on DRIVE CLEAN, we take a tour of BMW's North American
Headquarters in Woodcliff Lake New Jersey to discuss their "Frozen" matte
paint and to identity how it differs from traditional clear-coat finishes.
Matthew Russell, president of the M-car and Alpina division's for north
America, gives us a tour of the facility and discusses how BMW came to
create their new "Frozen" paint scheme (shown on BMW's M3 with Frozen Monte
Carlo Blue). BMW's head of body-and-paint technical training manager,
Walter Malec, also discusses matte-paint technology and repairs. And as
expected, we'll also review how to best clean and care for matte finishes.
Download our step-by-step and product-guide PDF at AMMOnyc.com and visit
our blog for more articles, videos, and car-care tips.
Turner Motorsport - 24 Hours of Daytona Part 2: The Race
The Smoking Tire follows the Turner Motorsport BMW racing team as they
fight for the win in the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona. For more information
about Turner Motorsport products for your street or racing BMW, visit
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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The 1,100 HP Switzer "Ultimate Street Edition" GTR - /TUNED
It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with
many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter
the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no
downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of
this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is
enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
Pirelli's Secret Tire Test Facility - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown visit the location for all the wet traction and
noise control testing that Pirelli does for all its street tires and many
of its race and rally tires. This may not be a show about race cars, but
the racing development process is definitely in play. And we show you cars
going fast in the wet, on a track!
2011 BMW M3 Competition Package Review
The Smoking Tire returns to the site of one of Garage419's best videos, the
Pacific Coast Highway north of San Simeon, to test the car that has always
eluded us: The BMW M3.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - /TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom
GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the
Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a
theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the
million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run - /TUNED
Tuned joins the Hennessey team in Houston, TX as they attempt to set a new
world record for the fastest accelerating production car from 0-300km/hr.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
E92 M3 Track Car Build by Turner Motorsport
This black 2008 M3 coupe was brought to us by it's owner with only 4,600
miles on the clock. He asked us to transform his M3 from a street car into
a dedicated track beast, custom built to his needs. It received a TMS
fabricated "standard" race/track cage setup, MOTON coilovers, full race Exhaust (with cat-delete), software, TMS
Power Pulley, carbon fiber roof (car originally had a sunroof with steel
panel), Forgeline 18x10" non-staggered race wheels with 275 width Hoosiers,
custom built center console, retained iDrive (strictly monitoring engine
oil level and other electronic features), BMW Performance Steering wheel,
fire extinguishing system, racing harnesses, baseline suspension setup, and
many many more features and products. The end result: This M3 is FAR
lighter than a standard "street" E92 M3, and benefits from added horsepower and torque over
stock. After some track time and dialing in of both the car and driver,
this Turner-built E92 M3 will be the ultimate weapon for track days.
For complete start-to-finish build up photos (over 110 photos!), please
visit our gallery at the following URL:
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