Alpha-N BMW M3
The well-known motto should be: From the racing circuit down to the street. With the BMW shown here however, the specialists of Alpha-N are presenting the exact opposite in a very impressive manner, namely: From the street to the racing circuit. The basis is not difficult to recognize; it is the current M3 model of the E92 series. Of course, its sportive genetic features have been dominantly characteristic right from the factory production line; a non-compromising and real application on the racing pitch demands that a few optical as well as technical complementation must not be lacking.
Performance-oriented drivers are in safe hands with the specialists of Alpha-N, whose factory halls are located in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler – a stone-throw from the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife. A high-performance sporting device emerged on the basis of the M3 which is not only suitable for the racing pitch alone but can also be comfortably and thankfully moved around in daily routine. We all agree on the engine capacity: No thud will ever be this sufficient. Yet, it was sufficient to boost performance capacity by approximately 30 horsepower during reconstruction, which was generated through the classical optimization of the engine software, the construction of a carbon air-box system for the improved respiration of the eight-cylinder driving gear and a titanic sports exhaust system from the specialists of Akrapovic. In summary, this produced a capacity of approximately 450 horsepower.
To ensure that this power can be translated into propulsion without any meaningful loss of driving force particularly during the hard conditions of race-circuit application, a high-end competition chassis frame from KW joined the bodywork with individual alignment, combined with an ultra-light set of OZ Superforgiata rims, all in the format 10x19 inches with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires in 265/35R19. The Alpha-N boys endowed the bodywork with a carbon front spoiler in the racing version with brake ventilation shaft, a carbon rear diffuser as well as an impressive carbon rear wing soaring above the rear cover all for an optimized aerodynamic as well as of course, a non-insignificant amount of weight-saving. The last visible modification on M3 is a set of exclusive Recaro Pro Racer Hans seats which ensure a perfect sitting position for the driver and the passenger.
In the next stage, the owner of this routinely applicable racing instrument is planning to install a roll cage, a set of carbon doors, a carbon engine hood and a carbon rear cover and a MAC fully carbonated air-box system. All reconstruction parts (with the exception of the diffuser) are obtainable from Alpha-N and can also be installed directly in the company.
Finally, it should also be highlighted that Alpha-N also offers club sports retrofitting for E46 M3 & M3 CSL to upgrade the Bavarian lightweight construction sportscar to a highly potent track tool. Moreover, high-end chassis frame components from the company Öhlins that will fascinate even real racers with their excellent performance, are henceforth also obtainable from Alpha-N.
Source: Alpha-N press