“Mr. Fast and Furious” Paul Walker competes with E92 M3 in 2010 RedLine Time Attack

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Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious”, a franchise that appeals to true racing fans, is more than just a pretty Hollywood actor. To our surprise, …

Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious”, a franchise that appeals to true racing fans, is more than just a pretty Hollywood actor. To our surprise, Walker can actually race, and to surprise us even more, he is quite a fan of the BMW M3. He joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team and entered this year’s RedLine Time Attack race series with this — a stripped-to-the-bone, caged BMW M3.

Walker has made appearances at West coast Time Attack events in the past in a variety of cars including a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R and a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but this year he’s driving an E92 BMW M3 in the Street tire class.

The M3’s modifications include a gutted interior and full roll cage, as well as bigger brakes, wider and lighter Volk Racing TE37 wheels and Hankook Ventus RS-3 tires (which meet the 140 UTQG or higher requirement for this class). Curb weight has been reduced from the factory 3704 lbs down to a comparatively svelte 3567 lbs and a carbon fiber wing has been added to give the M3 some added rear grip. Next they put some goodies in, Ohlins coilovers, six-piston front, four-piston rear Brembos calipers over slotted rotors and a functional carbon fiber wing.

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All nice and dandy, but where are the NOS tanks, Paul?

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Here is the M3 participating at RedLine Time Attack.

AE Performance
Driver Name: Paul Walker
Team City Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Team Website: www.aePerformance.com
Vehicle Year, Make & Model: 2009 E92 BMW ///M3
Engine Type and Size: 4.0L Naturally Aspirated V8
Estimated Wheel Horsepower & Torque: 360 Wheel Horse Power
Estimated vehicle weight: 3350 lbs Wet – No Driver
Brand and Model of Suspension: Ohlin 2-Way Dampers
Brand of Brake System: Brembo 6POT GTR – Front & Brembo 4POT GTR – Rear
Brand, Model and Size of Tires Used: 265 Series Hankook RS3 – Front & 285 Series Hankook RS3 – Rear
Class: Street RWD

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