Following the introduction of the E36 M3, racing teams in the United States began pressuring BMW for a homologation version in order to compete in sports-car racing. As a result, the ‘M3 Lightweight’ was introduced in 1995. The cars came without a radio (although the speakers were installed and the car pre-wired for the radio), air conditioning, leather seats, tool kit or a sunroof. The doors have aluminum skins. There is no underbonnet insulation blanket and the trunk only has carpet on the floor. The under body insulation is thinner and there is special carpeting to lower weight. Overall the changes resulted in a weight 91 kg (200 lb) less than a regular M3. The wheels are 17-inches in diameter, with a width of 7.5 inches at the front and 8.5 inches at the rear. The tyres fitted were 235/40ZR17.
Powertrain changes included the removal of the top speed limiter and a shorter differential ratio (3.23 compared to 3.15). Suspension upgrades consisted of shorter springs from the European-specification M3. Before being sold, the M3 Lightweights were sent to Prototype Technology Group Racing in Virginia for final preparation, which included the front and rear Motorsport flag decals, and “trunk kit”. In the trunk there was dual-pickup oil pump (from the European-specification M3), front strut bar, lower cross-brace, spacer blocks to raise the rear wing, and an adjustable front splitter. Each owner was given a 1-page legal document to sign acknowledging that any installation of trunk items voided the new car warranty.
All M3 Lightweight cars were produced in Alpine White exterior colour, with the Motorsports flag decals on the left front and right rear corners of the car. There is a fixed wing on the trunk lid. There was some carbon fibre interior trim and the badges (side molding and dash) read “BMW Motorsports International”.
Although BMW promised to build approximately 100 cars, BMW never released the production numbers of M3 Lightweights built, however, it is estimated that approximately 125 were built. mazda wallpapers, supercars wallpaper, bentley wallpapers, BMW M3 wallpapers, bmw wallpapers
(Pagani Huayra)Carbon Edition
The first special edition was the Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition, unveiled in 2012, along with the White Edition. It features a full carbon fibre body, wheels and interior trim, hence the “carbon” part of the name. The interior features red leather upholstery and carbon fibre inserts. The specifications are the same as the standard Huayra. Pagani Huayra wallpapers#ChevroletCorvette #BMW #AudiR8 #TeslaCyberTruck #AudiRS3