At its core, the language of motorsport racing knows no boundaries. Anywhere you go, it’s all predicated on the same premise of being faster than your competition.

But one thing that changes depending on the circumstances are the cars that compete in such races. Over in South Africa, there’s a series called the SA Production Car Championship. One of the teams competing in the series is ADF Motorsport and recently, they, together with partner BMW South Africa, unveiled the prized steed that will be racing under their banner for the 2012 season.

The car, an F30 BMW 335i, is making history of sorts as the very first F30 3-Series racing car in the world, making it noteworthy on a lot of levels.

Developed by ADF Motorsport in collaboration with BMW SA, the F30 335i was given plenty of modifications to adhere to series regulations. In order to keep the car in its intended weight of just over 1,360 kg, ADF opted to replace plenty of the built-in parts on the car with carbon fiber taken from BMW’s new M Performance aftermarket options. Likewise, a new Akrapovic exhaust system was also installed with the car also getting 370mm M Performance front disc brakes, a new set of 18" BBS rims, and an N55 TwinPower turbocharged engine.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, SA Production Car regulations prohibited ADF Motorsport from giving the car any performance enhancements. Nevertheless, the addition of a modified engine management system, a new turbocharger, and the new Akrapovic exhaust system gives the F30 335i enough power - 402 horsepower and 442 lb/ft of torque - to be competitive in the racing series.

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  (372) posted on 06.5.2012

I’m pleased to know that I’m not the only one who finds it looking sporty.

  (242) posted on 06.4.2012

I most definitely like how its exterior is done.

  (677) posted on 05.24.2012

Naming all their cars, which have great performance will take your time a lot. The race car by Motorsport is good for them. There is something special about this cat, and this could win many races in future times. 

  (619) posted on 04.19.2012

Now, this got me curious about South Africa’s automotive industry. If they have this dynamic race car, I bet they have more.

  (399) posted on 03.27.2012

This sounds interesting. I’ve never been aware of the automotive industry in SA. It’s pleasing to know that they have plenty of powerful cars, too.

  (415) posted on 03.26.2012

I really like what they did to this BMW; the racing modifications fitted the car. I want to see the performance of this in the race tracks.

  (302) posted on 03.26.2012

It’s undeniable that it has been modified to improve its performance, but what happened to its exterior? It’s like a badly graffiti-ed surface.

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