Every time I visit Car Porn Racing, I make it sure to take photos of their builds. This time I focused on their most controversial project to date, their BMW E46. The shop caters to the wildest parts in Manila as they are the official distributor of several well-known brands. Before we go into the photos, I’m asking you: What completes your ideal build? Is it the widest wheels, the detailed body-work or the most powerful engine swap? Warning: Purists look away now!
The car started out as a stock 99′ 316i, it had several revisions since its ‘debut’ in 2010 specially its one-off body kit and custom Rotiform wheels.
The car sits on the shop’s signature AirRex + Accuair combination.
The kit was carefully designed by the owner himself, Ian King who is also known for RWB Victoria.
Now look! The car gets more interesting as we focus on the details. A Corvette shift-knob? Why?
The shop replaced the stock motor with an LS3 crate engine which produces 430 horsepower in factory form. Include an intake, headers and exhaust to get an approximate target of 400 wheel horsepower.
Known for being raw and powerful Ian draws inspiration from a Gt3RS. The car retains its creature comforts like air-conditioning, power windows/locks and carpets. Crazy street car huh?
The car has one of the first Rotiform wheels in Manila. His choice was the classic BLQ’s 18×10.5 -3 up front wrapped in Nitto Invo tires 245/40/18.
Look at those lines and how the 18×12 offset -22′ sit flush.
The car which was originally white is now painted thru plasti-dip mixed by Chepe Feliciano, who drove me around for me to feel the power of the car. Thanks!
A quick look at the air suspension set-up.
With all bases of the touched, we wonder what’s next? Ian plans out to re-model the kit and spray new paint.
Thanks Ian, Kim, Miles and Chepe of Car Porn Racing for this feature!
There goes Manila’s wildest Bavarian. Hope you enjoyed.
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1999 BMW E46 316i
Car Porn Racing custom widebody kit
Matte midnight blue via Plastidip
LED Tail lights
Reinforced Sub-frame Mounts
K Sport Hydraulic Handbrake
Momo Drift steering wheel
Corvette 8 ball shifter
Recaro Evolution VIII Seats
Simpsons 5 point seatbelt
Welded in roll cage
Seam welded chassis
AirRex performance airbag
Accuair Elevel Air Management, Custom TMP2 setup
Hotchkins Front and Rear Sway Bar
Power flex bushings
GM LS3 6.2L V8
Trepmec TR6060 6 speed transmission
E46 M3 rear differential
Corvette valve covers
Car Porn Racing custom headers
Varex Variable Exhaust with custom tip
RAM Street Dual II Clutch Kit
Stoptech Option Big Brake Kit
Custom twin caliper rear handbrake
Tires and Wheels
Rotiform BLQ 18×10.5 -3 (f) 18×12 -22 (r)
Nitto Invo 245/40/18 (f) 275/35/18 (r)