When most people think of the Florida coast, ocean breezes, palm trees, white sand, and that clear blue water all spring readily to mind. Incidentally, the BMW Yas Marina Blue offered on their new M3 and M4 is rumored to be named after the brilliantly colored runoff areas at the Yas Marina Abu Dhabi F1 Circuit, and when PSI’s customer Joe went hunting for his second F80, this was a theme he wanted to pursue. Not one to sit idly by on the modification front, he immediately contacted the team at PSI to see about topping his previous Austin Yellow build, and they tuning shop was powerless to resist.
First on the list was the proper stance, achieved with ease by coilover suspension from BC Racing. PSI was able to pioneer this kit on their own M4 last year, and it lets the car sit and ride perfectly while maintaining control during hard cornering. Joe had already run a set of Velos wheels on his first F80, so the decision was already made when the new M3 came along, and a breathtaking set of Velos S2 wheels in BMW 20″ fitment were carefully tucked under the arches. Without question, along with the Vorsteiner carbon fiber front spoiler and rear diffuser, they make the appearance an event to remember.
To boost power, PSI installed a JB4, Maximum PSI intake, and full Remus stainless exhaust – and the difference will put a grin on your face every time. More carbon fiber in the engine compartment and on the seat backs, along with the BMW Performance steering wheel, completes the first round of upgrades, but we know Joe quite well by now. He’ll be back for more.
BC Racing coilovers
Velos S2 20” monoblock wheels
Maximum PSI intake painted Yas Marina Blue
Remus full exhaust system with carbon fiber tips
Vorsteiner carbon fiber front spoiler
Vorsteiner carbon fiber rear diffuser
Carbon fiber engine cover
Black chrome roundels
BMW Performance alcantara steering wheel
Mode Carbon carbon fiber seat backs