A peak output of 414hp (308kW) almost matches that of the V8 powered M3

A peak output of 414hp (308kW) almost matches that of the V8 powered M3

Racing Dynamics, or RDSport as the Milan-based tuning firm is also known, is renowned for its work with modifying cars from BMW. Now, RDSport has just unveiled its new take on the E92 BMW 335i twin-turbo coupe, and a number of aesthetic and mechanical upgrades bring the car much closer in performance and appearance to its M3 big brother.

The first impression you get of the car is its lower, more aggressive stance courtesy of a suspension kit consisting of new custom-valved Bilstein struts, stiffer springs and anti-roll bars. The vehicle now sits 25mm lower in the front and 20mm lower in the rear, providing a more stable ride. Filling the fenders are lightweight, 20in RD2 Monoblock wheels or the optional 20in RS2 multi-piece wheels shod in P Zero Nero's supplied by Pirelli.

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 414hp (308kW) and 404lb-ft (547Nm) – almost on par with the V8 powered M3 in terms of power.

The front of the vehicle is finished with a blue engine cover sporting an RDSport crest. Revised bodywork is also a large part of the car, and a custom carbon-fiber front bumper offers larger openings for better engine and brake cooling. Deeper side skirts and a 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, an aluminum hand brake cover and custom floor mats.