In 2008, Remmo got a little bit itchy and wanted to build a new drifter. We decided it had to be a BMW E30 again, but what engine..?? We looked at several option and ended up with the 5.0L V8 from the E39 M5. That engine would have the power and torque we needed, but…..would the standard drive-line be strong enough to cope?? So with the help from Peter Popeyus from Wielhoven Technology, we decided to use the whole drive-line and rear suspension of the M5. Peter and Remmo build the roll cage and mounted the rear sub frame of the M5 to the cage. So the rear of the car was actually a space frame welded in to the car. Then came the next problem, because the rear axle from the M5 was much wider than the standard E30, we had to change the body as well… So we found a wide body kit for the E30, a Testa Rossa lookalike.
To fit the engine in the car, we also had the change the engine bay a little. Because we wanted the engine as low and backwards as possible, we had to find a way to make it happen. With the help of Ad den Teuling, we decided on a dry-sump system. We mounted an external oil pump and a special dry-sump which made the engine so low to fit perfect in the engine bay. With a stand-alone engine programme from DTA, we got the best out of the engine. We removed the Vanos and fixed the camshafts to torque settings.
In this setting, Remmo drove the car for a year. That year, he was driving for TOYO Tyres and the car was sprayed in our own colour, Orange… In 2009, Remmo was offered a sponsor deal from FALKEN Tyres. Because the car had to be painted in Blue and Green from Falken, we decided to change the wide body kit. We modified the kit to what it is now, without the “Testa Rossa” wings which we think fits the car better…
Since then, Remmo drove the car all over Europe and was pretty successful. The car is still his pride and joy and will be for some years to come…….Although, there is something brewing again………….