Platte Forme teams up with Maxxis for BMW F80 M3

Article by Christian A., on January 11, 2015

Ever since it was bought by Platte Forme, the Mineral White BMW F80 M3 has been rarely seen these days. The company however wanted to have a track build while ensuring that the interior can still be used.

Platte teamed up with Maxxis to create a street car that had a number of installed bolt-on parts. This was done at Platte’s California facility. Since the S55 3-liter inline 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine of the F80 M3 only allows for a maximum of 431 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, the team decided to start with improving performance.

Thus they installed a Burger Motorsport JB4 piggyback, enabling the engine to know go as high as 450 horsepower. This however resulted in extra fumes so AR Design catless down pipes were added to address this issue. As the famous saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility,” so Platte knew that it had to tune both the brakes and suspension.

They replaced the old suspension with its own customized Ground Control camber caster plates and added sway bar end links as well as rear height adjusters. JRZ Pro 2-way dampers were also put in to complete the package.

For the brakes, Platte made sure it was Brembo with a 355-mm measure up front. To improve aerodynamics, a customized APR front splitter was included, coupled with swan neck wing. The final step was putting in Volk Racing ZE40 wheels.

Though Platte had wanted to retain the interior, it put in new front seats from Sabelt. The final car is a product that is able to seat 4 people and can be driven either on the street or the tracks.

Topics: bmw, bmw m3, sedan

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