I wonder why Alpina is BMW’s official tuner, it has to be Racing Dynamics! Throughout the years they’ve turned some of the finest BMWs into such magnificent machines that even the M-division had to admire their work. They always go way beyond the limit and always give their cars an angry shouting face!
The RD is Italian so they have an exquisite taste, they never waste their time on rubbish cars. Instead they pick things like M3 or M5 and when they are done with them, the original M is in deep deep shame! This time they tried their hand on the E92 BMW 335i Coupe which has 306 hp is the standard form, and that’s a lot in a mid-size coupe. Nevertheless, RD has done its magic and the result is a whopping 414 hp and 404 lb/ft of torque, Enough to out accelerate a stock E92 M3!
To reach this power they have modified almost everything in the engine! They increased boost and optimized intakes, intercoolers, electronics and the exhaust system which now sounds like a volcano! Despite the heavy modification, they got it homologised by the TUV, so the quality is assured. As for the suspension, the custom-valved Bilstein struts, stiffer springs and anti-roll bars are installed lowering the car by 25mm in front and 20mm in the rear, giving it better handling and aggressive look.
When they done the engine, the work starts on the body, where the Racing Dynamics Tornado bodykit is installed. You can notice RD signature by that aggressive face and rear apron containing a pair of twin pipes and the diffuser.The kit includes modified bumpers, sporty sills, modified arches to house 20 inch RD design wheels covered with Pirelli P-Zero Nero tiers, and boot and roof spoilers. Interior upgrades include the RS Pedal Set in machined aluminum, aluminum hand brake cover, logo carpet set, the aforementioned upgraded speedometer with logo and Racing Dynamics crests in the steering wheel and shift knob. Each complete vehicle built by Racing Dynamics includes a vehicle ID badge and VIN specific build sheet.
Check it out in action and listen to that noise!
For those wishing to increase the performance of an already stellar platform, RDSport offers the RS35 Biturbo.
The first impression you get of the car is its lower, more aggressive stance courtesy of a Chassis Kit consisting of new custom-valved Bilstein struts, stiffer springs and anti-roll bars. The vehicle now sits 25 mm lower in the front and 20mm lower in the rear with a decidedly more stable ride. Filling the fenders are lightweight, 20″ RD2 Monoblock wheels or the optional 20″ RS2 multi-piece wheels, shown. Tires are P Zero Nero’s supplied by Pirelli, our development partner.
Engine performance includes electronic modifications to increase boost and optimize fuel and timing. A free-flowing intake and a larger, more-efficient intercooler help supply enough air. Exhaust gasses run through a larger exhaust that terminates in stainless sport silencers with quad tips. These modifications result in an increase in horsepower and torque to 414 bhp and 404 lb/ft – more than the V8 powered M3!
The under hood area is finished with a blue engine cover with RDSport crest. These numbers are merely the result of a long development period including TUV homologation. Any tuner can offer a black box upgrade for the vehicle, but how many can say that their modification has been tested and can include the upgraded speedometer and wheels and tires that the homologation requires.
Bodywork is an evolution of RDSport’s signature Tornado aerodynamics. The revised carbon front bumper offers larger openings for better engine and brake cooling with an exposed carbon housing for fog lights. Deeper side skirts and revised rear apron with quad exhaust cut outs add to the aggressive look while a roof and trunk spoiler smooth out the airflow over the car.
Interior upgrades include the RS Pedal Set in machined aluminum, aluminum hand brake cover, logo carpet set, the aforementioned upgraded speedometer with logo and RDSport crests in the steering wheel and shift knob.
Each complete vehicle built by RDSport includes a vehicle ID badge and VIN specific build sheet.