Posts Tagged ‘supercharged’

The Track Rat: ESS Supercharged BMW M3


Magazine featured project cars always look amazing on paper. Flipping through the pages of your favorite tuner magazine you’ll find an assortment of project cars that have the best parts and the best specs yet, when it comes down to it, they’re garage queens. Sure they might look like they are ready for a weekend of club racing but, most of the time, they’re destined for a life of car shows, meets, and magazine shoots. I’m not saying all project cars end up this way, but a large proportion of them do.

There’s a perfectly good reason why this is the case. Most of these projects aim to impress a reader, not a driver. Decked out with the most expensive pieces available on the market, there’s rarely a thought given to how they benefit the car. Readers drool over the Blitz intercooler without considering that the car is running 4 psi. Or maybe Zeal coilovers which have gone untuned, negatively affecting the handling compared to stock.

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C63 owner spends $100k on mods, stores car for 100 years

We’ve seen many stories of classic cars stored in barns being accidently discovered. There are even reality shows featuring such stories. Rarely do we see how it ended up neglected in a barn for decades, until now.

Over at mbworld, member jspAMG dropped off his new C63 AMG to ACG in San Diego with an unlimited budget. 9 months later, one of the most ambitious and detailed C63 builds were complete. The car was fitted with every modification possible on the car. Custom widebody, supercharger, LSD, carbon fiber interior and exterior, KW coilover with lift kit… the list is absolutely endless.

What’s next for this car? It’s not getting driven (the owner has yet to drive it) anywhere, it’s being trucked to a storage company where the fluids are getting drained, leather treated, and the whole car will be sealed in a vacuum sealed bag, after which, the car will be stored in an undisclosed barn for someone to find in the future. Let’s hope I’m still around to see when that day rolls around in a few decades.

Check out the ACG build gallery after the jump.

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