Ask any racing driver or sports car enthusiast what “Green Hell” means to them and they will all say the samething; exactly the Nurburgring. After visiting the track the guys at IND decided to call their latest project after the wonderful track in Germany. The result? An ESS supercharged BMW E92 M3 with 600bhp!
We showed you the video a few days ago, but now we can tell the full story including pictures.
Nate from IND states at Teamspeed:
IND’s Green Hell project was conceived almost immediately after our return from Germany. With the amazing Nurburgring still fresh in my memory, I felt truly inspired. When our long-time client Sam told us of his desire to push the limit of his E92 M3 at the track, I knew we’d found the perfect co-conspirator for our plan. Many people in the US have installed Supercharger or stroker kits on their new M3s, but few have any plans to push the car’s limits at the racetrack. This is what sets Sam apart from many people spending tens of thousands on their M3s, and this, I knew, would be the winning ingredient to our Green Hell project. As will all IND Portfolio projects, the most important factor to a successful and memorable project car is the owner.
After weeks they decided to install ESS’ VT2-600 supercharger kit. This supercharger kit was the heart of the build and the focal point of the project. To pay even more homage to the Nurburgring, and to keep with this car’s motorsports theme, they used Porsche RS Green to highlight the key elements of the car. From the RS Green ESS intake manifold, to the RS Green Brembo brake calipers, to smaller details like the green sidemarker and pinstripe. Even the adjustable toe arms were finished in green to match the car’s overall theme.
The car received a total makeover in its performance as well. Rogue Engineering provided a short shifter and toe adjustment arms. Brembo’s track proven 365mm big brake kit and KW’s ClubSport coilovers ensure that the 600hp produced by the ESS Supercharger kit are precisely controlled. Eisenmann sent them their Inconel exhaust system for the E92 M3. Not only is this Inconel muffler the only one in existence for the M3, it is the only single system of this kind Eisenmann plans to make, making it truly one of a kind setup.
HRE Monobloc track wheels in 18×9.5 front and 18×10 rear in a custom gloss black finish are used, together with 275/285 Nitto NT05 tires. A full Vorsteiner exterior component line is also installed, with gloss black highlights on the GTS3 bumper’s front lip, and the type 2 diffuser.
Nate shared his first miles with the newly tuned E92 M3:
Although testing the car on the street is only a small indication of how visceral, how intense the on-track experience will be, I can see that ESS has truly created a monster with their supercharger kit. Achieving 100mph is just an instant that is quickly glossed over as the car claws for speeds deeper into the triple digits. It is nearly impossible to focus on such low speeds when the speedometer is climbing rapidly past 150, 160, 170mph. The scenery goes from speeding by to simply blurring around you. Your focus is on the road ahead of you only. Your eyes stop blinking. Life suddenly turns from a complex experience filled with paperwork, phone calls, emails, to a very simple thing indeed- focus. Clear, razor sharp focus. Even the small amount of driving we were able to do during this Chicago winter, I can tell that the Brembo brakes have quite a task ahead of them this upcoming race season, and that this car will now accomplish the exact goal we set- pushing the limits of what’s possible, both for us and for our client. The opportunity to challenge, to force an individual to break new boundaries- this is the ultimate privilege.