The starting point for the project was a 1997 BMW 328i, but the engine was replaced with an E36 M3 heart (friends call this the S52). Given the 240 hp of the North American M3, a massive turbo was installed, with the 66mm unit turning this into the kind of contraption that delivers delicious performance at the drag strip.
For the 2016 season, the two aficionados threw in a Powerglide tranny, with the piece of footage below showing the BMW's first drag racing episode in its new configuration. We have to mention the Bavarian machine used a stock BMW manual so far, so this is quite a change.
The Bimmer delivers superb performance, managing to pull low 9s runs, which means it can one-up plenty of cars out there, despite its almost-beater looks.
Sure, the driver still needs some practice when it comes to playing with the boost-vs-launches, but things seem to be under control.
All this comes to show that you don't have to be a Google VP who can share Ferrari racecars with his wife in order to enjoy quality family time at the track.
P.S.: Did we mention the two have matching BMW t-shirts?