This R8 has been a journey. When I first met Niju, it was for a set of BC Coilovers for this very car. When we hear from Niju we always get excited. He always has a cool friend to refer, or a new exciting stage for the R8 that at times we get to to be apart of that.
This stage of his build is by far our favorite. The wrap color, the turbo work, the air and of course the wheels. Once we knew we were bagging Niju’s car and he was going turbo with Brandon at B-Rouge we knew wheels were next! Niju wanted a true motorsport feeling vibe for this 800+HP single turbo manual 4.2 R8. I think he hit the nail right on the head with the LSR.
Now, onto the details!
Wheel Design: Rotiform LSR 3 piece convex face Rear load rim parts Every other bolt exposed w/ LSR flange detail
Finishes: Gloss Gunmetal Face Polished Lip Chrome Bolts Black Barrel
Specs: 20×9 et45 with Toyo Proxes T1R 245/30r20
20×12 et50 with Toyo Proxes T1R 315/25r20
Car info: 2011 Audi R8 4.2 Air Lift Suspension B-Rogue Single Turbo conversion (800+ HP) Stock R8 Steel Brakes
The car here is a 2003.5 BMW M3 in Alpine white with a 6spd manual and 50,400 original miles in these pics, with factory nav, full black napa leather. Essentially the dream car from my highschool days. In its current state even better than I could have ever imagined. Shortly after this photoshoot the car was sold to a friend in Colorado who is enjoying what the M3 became. The perfect driving machine.
It has been tastefully upgraded my by myself into what I really wanted out of a BMW M3. I wanted the car to be drive-able and look the part. I wanted the CSL experience with a manual gearbox. So in we dove over about a year including some serious bodywork and paint by Precision Collision we didn’t plan to really do, but with anything, projects tend to just get out of control. Especially when you want to fit a 11.5″ rear with a 275.
Here are some of the build details.
For suspension: Status Gruppe SRS coilovers with 8/9k springs and adjustable pillowball camber mounts SPC rear control arms
For wheels: We did Rotiform LSR in a 3 piece convex rear load configuration finished in matte trans candy gold face, chrome lips and hardware and black barrels. Sizing is 18×10 et25 and 18×11.5 et20, tire choice is a 245/40r18 and 275/35r18 from nitto. Car is set up with -2.5 degrees camber up front and -2.8 degrees in the rear
Performance wise we have done the following: Status gruppe full exhaust with – catless headers, rasp reduction section 1, SCZA section 3 with titanium tips 2m open velocity stacks TTFS custom alpha N tune Auto solutions 30% reduction short throw with the ultimate package and race bearings
On the Body: Full Respray Alpine white, extended rear arches by 10mm and fixed every little detail that we didn’t like. We also added a 1 piece Status Gruppe CSL front and rear splitter as well as color matched side markers.
STACK ON STACKS ON STACKS!
Wheel Style: Rotiform LSR 3 piece forged – rear load rim parts Every other bolt exposed with LSR Flange Detail Convex Face Profile
Finishes: Face: Polished with Matte Trans Candy Gold Lip: Chrome Bolts: Chrome Inner Barrel: Matte Black
Specs: 18×10 et25 18×11.5 et20
Tire choice: Nitto NT555G2 245/40r18 and 275/35r18
Car: 2003.5 BMW M3 Status Gruppe SRS coilovers w/ 8/9k swift springs SPC Rear Control Arms camber specs: -2.5 degrees front, -2.9 degrees rear