We have had a few very special GTR days of late as well as expanding our line of carbon fibre parts specifically for the MY17 and upwards, for the last couple of yeras we have been as for the latest GT3 style street front and rear bumpers upgrades, but that’s for another day, as the GTR that has given us the thrills over that last couple of weeks is the Purple beauty we built back in 2014, its returned and to say we are excited is a bit of an understatement.

We really should dislike this GTR immensely, as when the car was constructed its caused various in-house business related management issues, of which we will blog abaout at some point over the coming months, but as they say something good comes out of something bad and for us this car is proof of that is fact as this is one GTR we have a huge softspot for and who can blame us ... just look at it.

When the car was sold back in 2014 it headed down to Dorsett and pretty much went off the radar for a few years, it did resurface in 2018 when owner Steve got in touch looking for some modifications he was considering, as well as wanting recomendations for a paint specialist, with Lee from LA paintworks in Milton Keynes our firm recomendation for that bit of love and affection, it also gave us the chance to meet up with Steve to dicuss the modifications he was considering, which unfortuantly never materialised.

A few months later we were very surprised to see the car advertised for sale at The Motoring Team, but it was good seeing the purple beauty back on our daily media feeds, with the TMT tagging us on every post they did and looking just as good as the day it was built thanks to the guys at LA Paint and it and it wasn’t long before the car was sold with the potential owner reaching out asking us all about the GTR, we're happy to report two weeks later Matt Straughan purchased the GTR and is now the proud new owner and we couldn’t be happier, at last the car now has an owner who will get the car out and about, its one very unique GTR and one that deserves the limelight.

We don’t think Matt had the car a week and he hit Knight Racer, with Albert Wong caressing the power adding their in-house KR650 tune, so it now has the power to match those astonishingly good looks, all kept under control with the Meister coilover suspension, we have a feeling this power upgrade is merely the starting point, with more to come in the future.

So what is in store for this Carbon fibre wide body beauty, well to be honest it really doesn’t need much enhancing, the colour and the look of the car is absolutly perfect, the wheels are as new as the GTR sits on our light weight 3 piece forged VAD CR Evo in size 12x21 front and 13x21 rear, wrapped in 345/25R21 rubber , although there will be a few tasteful carbon fibre upgrades in the future including a rear wing at some point, we feel thats all the car needs, but as you can see from the stunning photoshoot done by LP Media this car just oozes attention, Lucian showing his incredible lens skills capturing some of the best photos we have seen of this wide body GTR and the good thing is he is a man for hire, find his details at the bottom of this post and tell him the guys at VAD sent you.

The most satisfying part of building a car is seeing it completed and out in the public eye, being in the hands of a petrol head is a bonus, Matt is active within the car scene and will use the car as it should be used, car shows, cruises, photoshoots, as a car like this needs to be seen up close and personal and we are just ecstatic that a guy like Matt has ended up with one of our builds.

Lets hope 2021 we have plenty of car shows to make up for the 2020 right off, so we can once again drool over this rather epic machine, well done Matt and welcome to the VAD family.

Follow the guys and LP Media and Matt on his GTR travels

LP Media https://www.instagram.com/lp_lens/?hl=en Matt Straugan https://www.instagram.com/pxg_matt/?hl=en

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We have been selling our carbon outer rims for a few years now as an overlay as well as a light weight carbon fibre barrel in a 2-piece configuration with our forged magnesium centres, but what we want to discuss now is our carbon fibre overlay, because things have had a slight change and those changes are for the better. It has been an option on our wheels for a carbon fibre overlay for some time and it’s been a very popular option, but the carbon has always been a little hit and miss, be it where the carbon meets on the join or the fact the twill gets distorted in the manufacturing process, we have never been 100 % happy with the product we have had from the various manufacturers we have worked with, we are perfectionist and we expect the perfect product, it’s an expensive process, so the last thing you expect is the product we have been getting over the past few years, but we have now moved production to the UK and we must say it’s been a great call, the quality of the product is night a day to what we have been used to and exactly what we have been striving for, we now have the pinnacle carbon overlay finish for our 3 piece forged outer wheel rims.

We have been talking to our new composite team in the UK for a while now about making our carbon outer rims and how we can get the perfect finish, especially with the way the carbon is laid onto the barrel and we must say the way the carbon is applied and the overall finish is absolute perfection.

So what makes these carbon lips so different with any other manufacturer we have used, well after a few meetings and discussions they recommend that we use the pre-preg carbon material, which is a more expensive material, but you get what you pay for and what he have now is where the end result should be, the join is seamless and the twill is perfect with zero distortion and it’s a superlight weight product that can be clear coated in a matt or high gloss finish.

This is a process that has always been available for our forged wheel range as an option when purchasing a new wheel and as well as being available for our own wheel range it’s also been available from a select few wheel manufacturers we have dealt with, but after hundreds of requests over the last few years to carbon overlay customers own wheels, it’s never been possible until now, as we have decided this is will be available to anyone with a 3-piece wheel, all you need to do is send us your outer rims and we will turn your polished, painted lips in to carbon fibre beauties, that will be available in any width or size of wheel, so get in touch with us if you want the black gold applying to your outer rims in either step or reverse configuration, with a fast turnaround at affordable pricing for the real carbon fibre deal.

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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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