The Gen 1 BMW Z4 GT3 has been a very successful programme for us, so it seemed like a no brainer to introduce the Gen 2 which is a more aggressive looking conversion compared to the conversion it superseded, with lots of customers asking us what is different about the two conversions, so here is a little run down of the differences between them that most people do not see.

The first major change is up the front end with the front bonnet, it goes from two aerocatches to 3 and where the Gen 1 front flare cuts off aggressively exposing the rear part of the front tyre, the Gen 2 front flare blends back into the rear area of the hood, it’s also slightly wider than the Gen 1 set up, the Gen 2 is a smoother look, more aero dynamic, it’s also a wider to house the 12x18 front race wheel and 315/680R18 slick race tyre.

Another detail change was the side skirts, the gen 2 has the more aggressive sweep and a larger opening for rear brake cooling, it also has a neat little canard to aid with air flow and downforce, it’s a small detail but extremely effective, these sills feed into and make up part of the rear flare which is so much wider than the original Gen 1 set up, it just looks so much better at the rear from any angle, it’s such a muscular look which we prefer.

So what makes our conversion so different to the rest, well for starters we are the only company to offer the complete front and rear bumper grill sets, as well as grills for the hood vents we also offer the authentic Gen 2 rear wing assembly with the dual blades, end caps, gurney, supports with quick release fixings.


Get in touch if you feel like taking the plunge into building your very own BMW Z4 Street.


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We have built and collaborated with some pretty epic GTR’s over the last few years with our close friend Jan and his VAD CarbonZilla a real favorite, but this GTR also holds a very special place in our heart, as it was the very first GTR to wear our GT3 wide body aero pack for the street, we also connected with the owner at the time Bryce Jenkins and we are still good friends to this day.


For reasons we will not get in to, it never really got the exposure we were hoping for, even after the incredible photo and video shoot Brandon did from Woyshnis Media it still never quite hit the sweet spot, that was possibly due to the fact that as soon as the car was finished Bryce got stationed over in Afghanistan, so he never got the chance to enjoy or promote his GTR GT3 creation as he was away for the best part of 12 months, so it lost an incredible amount of exposure in that time period, but whilst Bryce was away it was put in the hands of Destin from Dapper Dips who transformed the car from white to the incredibly stunning Black rose metallic the GTR is current caressed with, and from what Destin has told us Pictures do not do the paint colour or finish any justice.

Destin finished the car the back end of 2018 and by the time Bryce had returned home the GTR was sold, it resurfaced again briefly when Dylan owned the car, but it had very little if any social media presence or exposure, although Dylan did link up with Mark Vecellio on a photoshoot that produced some pretty amazing pictures, but unfortunately this beautiful GTR just hasn’t been seen since its completion ...well that was until Edward Andrade got his hands on it, and to say this guy is on it is an understatement.


Over the last few months since it’s been in Edwards hands the car has had a lot more exposure and we have the feeling it only going to get better as Edward puts his own mark on this GTR and we must say it’s great to see the car on our media feeds which seems to be on a daily basis and after taking to Edward he is already looking at upgrading certain areas of the car, with the first upgrade looking like it will be in the form of a rear wing set up, a set up like what Bryce wanted but unfortunately never got around to it and it desperately needs one.

Over the last week we have seen some pretty epic photos of Edward’s beauty filtering through our Instagram feed and with some investigation we found the extremely silky lens skills belonged to Kevin from Luxecapture, who wasted no time in sharing his amazing work.


Now we have seen some pretty good photography over the years so it takes something very special to get our attention and Luxecapture did exactly that, with some incredible pictures from all the angles that capture every part that has been fitted to the car and that’s the reason we like this images so much, Kevin has shot the car but the parts pop, for example the rear diffuser and the end I have never really seen on any other picture taken of this car, but with Kevin’s photography you notice those parts and it’s all those little details that create the perfect picture, his collection of photos of the Ichiban GT3 are the best we have seen to date, they are simply breathtaking.


With the rear wing decided on it would be fantastic to see the vented GT3 Vented hood on the up and coming modifications as this is another detail that would complete the ultimate street GT3 GTR, along with the double canard set up that is no longer on the front end, all being well they should find their way back onto the car for that ultimate race car look.


Keep putting in the work Edward, as we are certainly happy to have you onboard in the VAD family and if the final pieces of the GT3 conversion make their way onto the build, we hope Luxecapture is on hand.


GTR Owner @drean_zilla // Photographer @luxecapture web: https://luxecapture.wixsite.com/automotive



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Our Mega Mini conversions are now available as a drive in drive out conversion for the R55, R56, R57, R58 & R59 chassis, so as long as you own one of these models, our conversion is available, from the Cooper Diesel upto the Cooper S, let’s look at what you get for your money.


For our drive in drive out the conversions consists of the following:

Full window tint (with the choice of privacy shades ) Full De-Chrome VAD Wider flares fitted and painted A choice of wheel & tyre combo 9x16 > 245/45R16 / 9x17 > 245/40R17 / 9x18 > 245/35R18 Coilover Suspension



We will be adding other additional parts to the conversion with lots of options coming for the not only the exterior but the interior too.


As long as you have the above Chassis get in touch with us if you fancy adding a bit of sauce to your Mini, with our mega mini makeover.


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