If you want a significant boost in power from your E9x-generation M3, you have to accept it’s going to be an expensive journey. Why? Because realistically, it’s going to involve a turbo or supercharger kit.
Or alternatively, if you’re particularly unhinged, there’s always the option of binning the original 4.0-litre S65 N/A V8 and dropping in a different engine that’s already supercharged. Like a General Motors LT4.
Sounds mad, but someone’s actually done it. Craig of Birmingham-based Dyno Torque did actually have a supercharger on his M3, but he wasn’t a fan of the power delivery. So, he went about installing same kind of 6.2-litre engine found in the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V. It’s also available as a crate engine, making sourcing one for this build much easier.
The engine is still stock at present, but with 650bhp and 650lb ft of torque on offer, it’s not exactly lacking in the firepower department.
What do you think of this curious engine swap, CTzens? Is powering one of Bavaria’s finest with some American muscle sacrilege of the highest order, or spectacularly awesome? Let us know in the comments!
Via Reddit Cars