One of the things that makes the new BMW M3 coupe such an irresistible buy is that aside from the high revving 420 HP V8 under the hood, the two door sports car from Bavaria has an appealing panel of carbon fiber stretched across the top to replace the would be metal roof. This not only lowers the coupe’s center of gravity, but it also makes the M3 one of the sexiest sports cars on the road today. Unfortunately one of the biggest drawbacks of the more practical four door BMW M3 is that the oversized sheet of lightweight carbon fiber is not an option. So in the spirit of Günter Manhart who wanted an M3 style wagon but couldn’t buy one, so instead he created the Manhart Racing BMW M3 TV10 the tuners at IND have taken this four door V8 powered sedan and transformed it into the Individual Atlantis E90 M3 you see before you. The Atlantis Blue color comes from the car’s paint scheme that can vary from Estoril blue to Avus Green dependning on the angle that the light hits the car.

Video: BMW Individual Atlantis E90 M3
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The goal of the tuners was not an over the top wild ride, but instead a tasteful creation that when completed would look as if it came off the assembly line in Regensburg. So aside from the hand crafted carbon fiber roof, the E90 received a subtle RD Sport front bumper, Challenge rear diffuser, a Dinan carbon fiber air intake, Rogue Engineering power pulleys, Active Autowerke engine software to make it all work together and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system to finish off the almost factory looking power upgrades. The Neez Model 15 wheels are the only touch that could give this car away to the untrained eye, however as radical as the design may be they work extremely well with the car’s color scheme. Hidden behind the new rollers are a set of beefy Brembo brakes and a full KW coil over suspension to ensure that this M3 has no problem running circles around the one time sportier coupe.


Source: TeamSpeed

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