Z3 Coupe Drifter

BMW Z3 Coupe Drifter

This Z3 Coupe was posted on flickr.com by vector507. There were no details posted about the Coupe. I thought it was interesting and wanted to post it though. I can’t identify all of the mods, but aside from the giant rear wing, it looks like they have mounted Sonar ProjectorZ II  headlights, roll cage, pins on the hood and hatch, up front they are running Style 42 wheels, and in the rear Style 68. I’m not sure if the different front and rear wheels are intended as a statement of some sort, or if they were a practical choice, for some reason. The yellow vinyl on the center of the hood, roof, hatch and wing is different than any other I have seen. But, that goes for the whole Coupe, I suppose.

BMW Z3 Coupe Drifter
BMW Z3 Coupe Drifter
BMW Z3 Coupe Drifter
BMW Z3 Coupe Drifter

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  1. My first thought on the wheels is that maybe it was done due to weight? It wouldn’t change the distribution by much, though.

    The other thought is that if the car is set for drifting, perhaps they’ve modified the steering for more turning range – thus needing to go to a narrower wheel? Not that I can speak to anything regarding BMW wheel sizes.

  2. xeus

     /  November 6, 2011

    They’ve probably changed the wheels because the previous set of tires has worn off during drifting. There are 2 sets of different wheels on the back present on the photos.

  3. gofast

     /  July 12, 2013

    Wheels are definitely for drifting.
    Drifters go through rear tires like candy; you have to have multiple sets of wheels with fresh tires ready to go.


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