Back in September, for the third year in a row, California-based shop European Auto Source competed in the annual European Car Magazine GP. The three day event consisted of a dyno competition, a drag strip competition and a timed lap competition at Streets of Willow Springs Raceway. This time around, instead of bringing their supercharged E92 BMW M3, they decided to bring the lighter and more nimble ESS VT2-525 supercharged Z4M.
The Eurotuner GP consists of 3 events:
- Dyno Challenge
- Track Event
Competing with their Z4M were cars ranging from an 80’s Porsche 911, a super powerful Audi TT RS and even a nearly identical spec Z4M. Being a daily driver, EAS has a personal rule to drive the car to and from the track in keeping the “street car” profile. No trailer being used to and from the event.
In the dyno competition, EAS’ Z4M placed 4th in the RWD class with 492whp. They placed 1st in the RWD class drag race (1000ft) with a ET of 10.583, only barely beating Platte Forme’s Z4M by .021 seconds. For the main event they also scored 1st place in the RWD class, with driver Jordan Yost posting a lap time of 1:27.455!
Two 1st place trophies and placing 4th in the dyno shows to be a very well-rounded overall platform!
Here is a photo gallery from the event and for full story, find the latest European Car Magazine!