BMW Targa Car 2008 BMW 135i
Current Rego APP01- Personalized plate will be retained.
NB No panel damage ever.
Purchased from UK July 2011, 106000 Miles (reps car)
Complied and registered NZ September 2011, immediately converted to race car.
One owner UK, single owner in NZ (rego shifted between Trust and Company)
Conversion by Motorsports Services Ltd, Hampton Downs- 1 of 4 similar cars done at the time.
Modified chip, Max boost around 13 psi, 430 HP
K and N filter system
Lightweight fabricated flywheel
Clutch Masters FX500 6 puck
Quaiff type mechanical limited slip, in conjunction with std BMW 2 stage traction control.
Yellow-Speed fully adjustable suspension (adjustable height, top front mounts, 34 stage each compression and rebound shocks)
Full cage, seats, Belts, safety gear.
Monit Rally meter, intercom
Wiring harness for Rallysafe computer
Interior partial strip
(NB retained stereo, aircon, auto wipers, cruise, wheel controls)
Standard 18 wheels, 2 X 8.5, 2 X 7.5
Additional 18 wheels, 4 X 8.5
Brakes; replaced rotors with BMW Motorsport, race pads
Sumpguard and underbody plastic protection
New Turbos and manifolds 8/14
BMW Motorsport competition front arms 8/14
Powerflex Black series antidive rear subframe mounts 12/14
Modified RH half shaft 12/14
Diff rebuild 10/15
Brake calipers converted to stainless steal pistons 4/16
Recent work prior to 2018 SI Targa;
Replace clutch CllutchMasters FX500 6 puck
Drive shaft flexijoint, hanger bracket and end bushes, bearings
Cambelt and drive belts
New latest spec Yellow-Speed Tarmac Rally suspension
Reliability and service regime;
The car has been 100% reliable, completing every stage it has started over 7 years, apart from 1 (seat mounting bolt sheared!).
This reliability led to second place in the Sierra Campioni series in 2017, across all 2 WD Modern categories behind the new GTR RS.
Engine oil and filter have been replaced every 3-5 days of racing (Mobil 1 5W 50)
NB Used zero oil in recent SI Targa, including transit from ChCh to Invercargill prior and back to CHCH from Queenstown afterwards.
Gearbox and diff oils are replaced at least annually;
Gearbox Redline or 75W-90 Penrith TransGear
Diff 80w-140 Full synthetic for LSD, Penrite Progrear.
Further info available on request.