BMW BMW E46 M3

V1TEN

Phil Morrison DW Boss

POWER 540hp

ENGINE 5 litre S85 V10

GEARBOX Manual 6spd

WEIGHT 1550kg

Background

Driftworks V10 E46 M3

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I first built this car in 2010 making it one of the very first S85 V10 swapped cars on the planet.

but as we started the process we quickly realised it was in pretty bad shape, and really required a much more intensive restoration, and I kind of got a little carried away with ideas to improve it.

It was build with the expert help of Craig from Dynotorque next door, and became one of the most well known M3s on the internet.

I sold the car in mid 2013 to make way for the blue 911 GT3. After a year or so, the car was damaged in Germany and sat for many years outside at a very well known BMW tuners at the Nurburgring.

I had seen the car abandoned on one of my own Nurburgring trips. It was so sad to see it left to rot after how much of my life I’d put into building the car, so I┬áspent the next few years trying to make an extremely complicated deal to buy the car back.

In late 2018 I successfully made the deal and 7 days before Christmas, Jay, Al and I set off on a journey to the frozen Nurburgring to rescue the car.

Because of the massive workload with my other car projects, work didn’t start on the restoration of V1TEN until early 2020. The original plan was to simply get it back on the road, but as we started the process we quickly realised it was in pretty bad shape, and really required a much more intensive restoration, and I kind of got a little carried away with ideas to improve it.

Featured Video

Part 38 of the rebuild series where we head to collect the V10 M3 from the bodyshop

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Video Playlist

The complete Driftworks V10 E46 M3 BMW YouTube Playlist

All the videos we've made over the years of my Driftworks V10 swapped E46 M3 including the very early famous videos of the car at the Nurburgring.

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Specifications

Original BHP 343

Original Engine 3.2L straight 6

Year 2001

Speciality F1 Sounding Flyby

Quick Stats

Phil Morrison's BMW E46 M3

Sleek and powerful V10 swapped M3

  • Power 540 bhp
  • Lowness 85 %
  • Handling 80 %
  • Rareness 4 / 10
  • Cylinders 10

Highest Wins

Engine

  • S85 B50 5.0litre V10 8,500rpm limit
  • BE Bearings and ARP rod bolts

Drivetrain

  • E92 M3 Manual 6spd
  • Lightweight single mass flywheel
  • 3.91 Carbonetics 1.5way carbon LSD

Wheels / Tyres

  • AC Schnitzer type 2 three piece wheels 18x10 & 18x11.5
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 245/35/18 and 295/30/18

Suspension / Steering

  • Team Schirmer Nitron suspension
  • Team Schirmer solid bushes

Brakes

  • Alcon 6pot front and Stoptech 4pot rear

Interior

  • CSL front and rear seats

Electronics / Fueling

  • Pectel SQ6M12 ECU with Cosworth Motorsports loom and Pi System dash. Supplied & tuned by KMS Racing Engines

Chassis

  • Specialist Motorsport Engineering rear brace
  • Redish Motorsport subframe reinforcement

Exterior

  • Custom fabricated widebody rear arches
  • CSL bootlid and custom front bumper

Catch up with the full build thread on the forum

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