Spring is near and we have our featured build of March! Coming your way is this Silver Supercharged E36 328i from France!
Owned and built by Antoine Leroy from Chartres, France. He was a avid biker whom after a motorbike accident was left with the use of only one arm, but he didn’t give up. He shifted his motoring hobbies and added two more wheels to it!
Powered by a Hyde Motor Works V3 Supercharger Kit and the infamous SR1 Manifold, this car is using the Eaton M90 supercharger that pushes out 11PSI with an air to air intercooler on the stock M52B28 engine. Putting down enough power in the lower end to leave a E46 M3 screaming on top of its cast aluminum lungs, a few car lengths behind! The featured V3 supercharger setup itself is capable of a maximum of 14PSI of boost with an air to air intercooler, while maintaining its efficiency range.
This E36 328i started its life as a regular automatic and was something of a daily driver, which slowly shaped into what it is today, a Supercharged Silver Speed Machine! Used now mostly as a track toy. Over the years Antoine did numerous modifications to this car, including a 5-speed manual transmission, which the reader will see from the video, Antoine shifts much better than most people who have an arm to spare, and his competitive climbing hobby explains a lot of that sheer determination!
Almost all the work on this car was by Antoine himself and his buddy, a jolly English Pitbull called Bimmer!
Antoine plans to run a M1 REV 2 Kit this year. He is well known by us here at Hyde Motor Works as him and his Pitbull Bimmer have visited us a few times in Stuttgart, Germany. And it is our pleasure to be able to present his build.
Here is a feature length video of Antoine driving his ultimate supercharged driving machine in the French countryside below!