The BMW M3 has always been one of the most wanted cars for car fanatics around the world, and for good reason. It remains the only car ever to have earned more titles than the venerable Porsche 911 in Motorsport, and is also the most successful touring, and grand touring car ever to have participated in racing. Besides the impressive performance history, its a stylish modern luxury that many can only dream to own.
Making his dream come true, Sumeet Dharampal eventually got his M3, but being the elusive guy he is, his dreams consisted of much more. He is no stranger to the car scenes - his garage has seen the likes of many well-known cars like his popular Golf 6 GTi which graced the pages of many performance magazines in its time, but nobody expected what he had in store.
Sumeet purchased his stock standard alpine white 2008 BMW M3 E93 back in 2014 and immediately began the customisation process. As most would say, the M3 has everything you could possibly desire in a car, however Sumeet had other things in mind. First to go were the standard springs which were replaced by a set of H&R lowering springs. Shortly afterwards came a set of 20-inch wheels, however they did not stay on for very long. Sumeeth says: “I get bored of the same look very quickly”.
The E93 M3 comes packing with a V8 engine and to give it the racers treatment, but Sumeeth still fitted a performance exhaust system as well as Excede Performance software. The interior came standard in a dashing ox red leather seats and trims. The convertible features a special leather surface for the seats that reflects sunlight. This reduces the tendency of the seats to become uncomfortably hot with the top down. Keeping the standard deck, he replaced the original speakers with Harmon Kardon. A carbon fibre front lip, rear diffuser, and side markers were the the only extras added to the body because afterall, what more does this drop top need?
The car currently sits tightly on a set of 20-inch red Zedd Wheels which Sumeet had custom made in Taiwan. He recently tapped into the wheel industry by opening up The Wheel Emporium and has already taken the market by storm.
No surprises here, Sumeet opted for a complete Air Lift Performance kit fitted with complete Air Lift struts controlled by a V2 Autopilot management system which allows him to control the height of each wheel. He plans to upgrade to a full ACCU-AIR management system soon so that he is able to control his ride height via his phone. Soon we can expect to see this M3 fitted with a Liberty Walk bodykit, taking every petrolheads dream to new heights. Watch this space because we'll be sure to cover it first!
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Photography, words and video by Jitesh Mohun/Streamline Culture