Watch an Amateur Do Bridge to Gantry in 7:27 with an E92 M3

Living in Germany and driving on the legendary Nurburgring is still a fantasy for many of us. For a BMW lover, especially, it’s an intimate, wet dream that would give a reason to living.
BMW E92 M3 Interior 1 photo
One of the most popular cars ever to be raced on the Green Hell was, without a doubt, the M3. No matter what model, from the E30 that wrote history when it entered the DTM back in the 80s, to the E36, E46 and to the V8-powered E92.

The latter is the most recent and the most powerful of the gang, of course, in its stock guise making 420 HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque out of a 4-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine. We can see it at work in the video below, in the hands of a good driver but an amateur nonetheless.

His car is not stock though, not by a long shot! The list of modifications is absolutely crazy and includes:
  • Fully stripped and caged interior
  • Akrapovic exhaust system
  • GT4 lip
  • GTS spoiler
  • Recaro seats with Schroth 6-points harnesses
  • OMP steering wheel
  • KW 3-Way Adjustable coilovers
  • Solid subframe bushings
  • 4:10 differential
  • StopTech brakes
  • CAE shifter
  • Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake
  • Macht Schnell Pulleys
  • M24 carbon fiber doors
  • Stack gauges
  • Square Apex EC-7 wheels wrapped in 265/35 Michelin Cup tires.
All of those help him out in his racing, keeping him and his car in check while absolutely obliterating the throttle on BTG, doing a more than decent lap of 7 minutes and 27 seconds.

For those of you that are not so familiar with Nurburgring lingo, BTG stands for Bridge to Gantry and it’s basically a part of the entire circuit that most tourist racers use to time their laps.

During tourist driving sessions, the access to the track is don on the straight. That means you won’t be able to use it to time your lap as there will be cars there and all sorts of officials.

Instead of doing complete laps around the Green Hell (that is extremely long at 20.8 km or 12.9 miles) racers usually time themselves between the bridge (which is located on the track, just after the carpark) and the gantry, 19.1 km (11.9 miles) further on the track, just as you enter the straight again.


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