When the new BMW M3 was launched, the sporty sedan came with a special color – Yas Marina Blue. The special blue paint has become a sort of calling card for the car, most owners choosing the new paint hue for their M3 or M4. However, every once in a while we stumble upon some unique colors that make the car stand out even more.
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This Hellrot M3 is one of those. The color has been initially launched back in the 1980s but with all the Sakhir Orange and Austin Yellow BMWs going around, you rarely get to see an M3 all dressed up in it. As if the color wasn’t enough to get our attention, the owner also decided to prepare his ride for the track, adding some carefully picked aftermarket parts.
The first place where he looked was the suspension. The M engineers did a great job engineering the suspension for the M3 – looking to offer both a capable car on a circuit as well as a comfortable daily driver – but each driver has its own priorities. Therefore, a set of JRZ RS-PRO coilovers, coupled with Eibach springs were installed. Furthermore, Dinan toe links along with Fall-Line monoball bearings were added to the mix.
Instead of going for BMW’s impressive but darn expensive M Carbon Ceramic brakes, our man decided to install a Brembo GT brake kit with 380 mm discs front and back, with the calipers painted red to match the rest of the car. They are now hiding beneath 18″ Forgeline monoblock wheels with graphite finish. Last but not least, Eisenmann downpipes were installed with an M Performance exhaust to change the car’s sound and add a few horsepower to the grand total.