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    • Turbo built motor E36 M3 (PT67) surprises a Shelby GT500 Mustang... badly

      The Shelby GT500 Mustang is an awesome vehicle offering a ton of power at a great price. Owners of the vehicles can be excused for feeling like they own the road as most cars will be in their rear view mirror. Not all cars though and this GT500 owner got a bit of a surprise running into a turbocharged and built S52 motor E36 M3 on E85. The car belongs to BimmerBoost vendor alex@ABRhouston who was able to get his go-pro out to record what happened in the encounter.


      Basically, the Mustang gets embarrassed and the video is edited humorously to reflect that. The Mustang probably has bolt on modifications but this race is over before it begins. There is a rundown of the modifications to the M3 below the video to give some context to the result. It puts down 640 to the wheels on a Mustang Dyno and with a curb weight around ~650 pounds lighter than the GT500, it makes for a fast car:


      Engine:

      S52 3.2
      86.4mm bore and 89.6mm stroke
      Eagle Hbeam rods, ARP Rod studs.
      JE custom turbo pistons and rings
      8.5:1 compression.
      ARP crankshaft main bearing studs
      ARP S54 12mm head studs, torqued to 100ft/lbs
      Cylinder head Oringed with stainless wire
      Radius exhaust seats, proprietary intake seat cut, small amount of smoothing to combustion chamber, small amount of casting smoothing to runners
      666fabrications 10g stainless tubular T4 non split tanginal turbo manifold
      Precision turbo's PT67 T4 turbo with compressor race housing, .63 AR hot side
      4" intake to turbo behind passenger fog lamp.
      3" charge piping
      32x12x4" thick core intercooler.
      4" 304 stainless 14G exhaust, 2 magnaflow mufflers (straight thru mufflers) near the transmission, Vibrant 4" street muffler at the bumper. (its QUIET for 4" exhaust. No turbo whine)
      46mm Precision Turbo recirculated wastegate back into exhaust
      HKS SSQV sequential blow off valve
      S50 intake swap
      The entire fuel system is plumbed with Earl's Prolite 350 hose and Earls ano-tuff fittings.
      Weldon 2025 fuel pump
      Weldon 14000 fuel pump controller with boost activated switch @ 2 psi of boost.
      Weldon pre filter (40 micron) post filter (10 micron) located in spare tire wheel well. Spare tire still fits.
      -10 line from the tank to the pump, -8 to the fuel rail
      -10 fuel rail custom made with $#@!in' billet mounts
      2000cc Injector Dynamics fuel injectors
      13101 Aeromotive fuel pressure reguator.
      fuel pressure regulator is 1:1 ratio with vacuum/boost.
      AEM 30-1902U stand alone. The cable for interface is in the glovebox. It's attached to my serial port gage in the center console.
      AEM pro software included.
      RB racing turbo drain/scavenging pump plumbed with -10 line
      RB racing turbo drain pump timer
      Polyurethane engine mounts
      S54 engine cooler and oil filter housing assembly.
      Dual SPAL fans, one is run by the ECU, the other by a low temp switch
      TWS 10-60 castrol oil, changed 12/12. Additional oil change comes with the car.
      New set of ignition coils last dyno session.

      Transmission:
      Factory 5 speed
      Clutchmasters FX700 twin disc sintered bronze clutch.
      Redline shockproof oil changed 8/12
      SFI approved scatter shield blanket around the bellhousing
      Polyurethane mounts
      UUC ultimate short shift kit with UUC weighted shifter.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: E85 turbo E36 M3 vs. shelby GT500 started by alex@ABRhouston View original post
      Comments 37 Comments
      1. tphaeng's Avatar
        tphaeng -
        Where's the video?
      1. 1Zed4's Avatar
        1Zed4 -
        Well damn
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Nice, what turbo you got under that $#@!?
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        It doesn't show up? I embedded a Vimeo link. Honestly, I can't see the embed on my iPad, only my desk top

        wierd.



        69936328 dropped into Vimeo if you still can't see it

        And it's a presicion PT67, I have a full spec list in the for sale section (buy it!!)
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        I like the editing. The video is so much more amusing that way.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I couldn't see it on my ipad either....

        nice vid! your e36 m moves! wow
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        That wasn't even a good run though......

        a real pull from 40-140 is where it shines.

        i have a short (I mean short) video of an E90 M3 coming up at a constant speed of about 70, and I roll into it next to him..... It's brutal how the acceleration comes on.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Nice vid Alex. Love the editing.

        BTW, if you're local, Alex is a must see for your bimmer needs :-)

        /your_couple_weeks_old_customer
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Lol! Thanks!

        heres that little vid I was talking about.
        This was just a spin in 3rd, and when I got to about redline and the wheels stopped spinning it put it in 4th and coasted.

      1. spectacula's Avatar
        spectacula -
        what the heck is under that hood? lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Was this the new GT500?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The Shelby GT500 Mustang is an awesome vehicle offering a ton of power at a great price. Owners of the vehicles can be excused for feeling like they own the road as most cars will be in their rear view mirror. Not all cars though and this GT500 owner got a bit of a surprise running into a turbocharged and built S52 motor E36 M3 on E85. The car belongs to BimmerBoost vendor alex@ABRhouston who was able to get his go-pro out to record what happened in the encounter.

        Click here to enlarge

        Basically, the Mustang gets embarrassed and the video is edited humorously to reflect that. The Mustang probably has bolt on modifications but this race is over before it begins. There is a rundown of the modifications to the M3 below the video to give some context to the result. It puts down 640 to the wheels on a Mustang Dyno and with a curb weight around ~650 pounds lighter than the GT500, it makes for a fast car:


        Engine:

        S52 3.2
        86.4mm bore and 89.6mm stroke
        Eagle Hbeam rods, ARP Rod studs.
        JE custom turbo pistons and rings
        8.5:1 compression.
        ARP crankshaft main bearing studs
        ARP S54 12mm head studs, torqued to 100ft/lbs
        Cylinder head Oringed with stainless wire
        Radius exhaust seats, proprietary intake seat cut, small amount of smoothing to combustion chamber, small amount of casting smoothing to runners
        666fabrications 10g stainless tubular T4 non split tanginal turbo manifold
        Precision turbo's PT67 T4 turbo with compressor race housing, .63 AR hot side
        4" intake to turbo behind passenger fog lamp.
        3" charge piping
        32x12x4" thick core intercooler.
        4" 304 stainless 14G exhaust, 2 magnaflow mufflers (straight thru mufflers) near the transmission, Vibrant 4" street muffler at the bumper. (its QUIET for 4" exhaust. No turbo whine)
        46mm Precision Turbo recirculated wastegate back into exhaust
        HKS SSQV sequential blow off valve
        S50 intake swap
        The entire fuel system is plumbed with Earl's Prolite 350 hose and Earls ano-tuff fittings.
        Weldon 2025 fuel pump
        Weldon 14000 fuel pump controller with boost activated switch @ 2 psi of boost.
        Weldon pre filter (40 micron) post filter (10 micron) located in spare tire wheel well. Spare tire still fits.
        -10 line from the tank to the pump, -8 to the fuel rail
        -10 fuel rail custom made with $#@!in' billet mounts
        2000cc Injector Dynamics fuel injectors
        13101 Aeromotive fuel pressure reguator.
        fuel pressure regulator is 1:1 ratio with vacuum/boost.
        AEM 30-1902U stand alone. The cable for interface is in the glovebox. It's attached to my serial port gage in the center console.
        AEM pro software included.
        RB racing turbo drain/scavenging pump plumbed with -10 line
        RB racing turbo drain pump timer
        Polyurethane engine mounts
        S54 engine cooler and oil filter housing assembly.
        Dual SPAL fans, one is run by the ECU, the other by a low temp switch
        TWS 10-60 castrol oil, changed 12/12. Additional oil change comes with the car.
        New set of ignition coils last dyno session.

        Transmission:
        Factory 5 speed
        Clutchmasters FX700 twin disc sintered bronze clutch.
        Redline shockproof oil changed 8/12
        SFI approved scatter shield blanket around the bellhousing
        Polyurethane mounts
        UUC ultimate short shift kit with UUC weighted shifter.
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Was this the new GT500?

        AFAIK it was. My wife has a 2013 moostang and it looked just like it....
        but I can't confirm it 100%
        the moral of the story was he lost lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Yeah I can't quite tell by the headlights but it looks like the older hood without the scoop. I don't know, hard to see. Either way, yep, he lost bad.
      1. Marz's Avatar
        Marz -
        awesome e36 m3!
      1. robc1976's Avatar
        robc1976 -
        respect!!!! I beat one but not like that....WOW!!!
      1. johnwen's Avatar
        johnwen -
        funny video .
      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        that song is hilarious, and that car is awesome
      1. FRD135i's Avatar
        FRD135i -
        Just take a lick, It tastes just like raisins, Haha, haven't heard that song in a whileClick here to enlarge