Photography by Sam Rashty
In today’s car scene, it’s become very difficult to find something truly unique from the rest, something that stands out at a moment’s glance. When I heard that there was a Z4M coupe with a custom M4 front bumper conversion, I automatically assumed the worst and questioned what most gear heads would, "why?"
However, when you see the phenomenal custom work by 2M Autowerks you'll notice that it truly enhances the rest of the car while still retaining the OEM quality. That's something rare that typically doesn’t work too well in most cases.
For example, when an E46 M3 front bumper is mounted on an E36, the lines just don’t match up and is not flattering aesthetically. But one look at this Techno Violet beast, and I think most would agree that this is a beautiful exception.
The first thing I noticed is that everything on this car is fitting, from the custom rear diffuser to the APR splitter complimented by a set of Work Meister wheels. The sound is unforgettable, I was immediately grasped by its presence of the moment it approached the shoot location. That tone was the harmonious combination of Status Gruppe headers, Supersprint x pipe, an Eventuri intake followed by a tune.
Being an E36 fanatic myself, to see someone use Techno Violet on a new gen M Coupe is utter perfection. The curves on this car left me speechless as if my eyes could wander aimlessly for hours.
The owner Gerard, actually decided to purchase the Z4M when he was searching for an E46 M3 in late 2009. While browsing through the forums, he stumbled upon a Z4M, which at the time intrigued him greatly because he didn’t even know they existed. Instantly, he fell in love with it and knew he had to buy one instead. After all it was not something you’d see everyday. After 6 years of ownership and the recent work done by 2M Autowerks, the car's bound to grab the attention of enthusiasts from all spectrums of the car scene.