First things first. You can’t talk about this car and skim past that 1 of 1 Varis widebody kit. In a sea of modified BMW’s, widebody or not, Tarek found it increasingly tough to stand apart. Not only that, we all know that sometimes standing apart from the crowd is a recipe for something that’s over-aggressively styled and has the potential to swing to the wrong side of the “look at me” spectrum. This kit is not that. Subtle and simple is the way that Tarek describes it and although it’s tough to categorize all that aero as subtle, I tend to agree with his sentiment.
I’ve noticed over the years that as my preferences for cars and particular styles change, I tend to lock onto certain details in each build that stand out to me. Lately, it’s been brakes that catch my eye. This car is no slouch in that department. Those 400mm D2 Racing brakes with bright yellow 8 pot calipers jump right out. So much that somehow, you barely notice the massive triple black 20×11 and 20×13 Rotiform SIX wheels. Maybe that’s all part of the big picture here, a subtle detail on a not so subtle car. Either way, it all gets neatly tucked under the fenders by Airlift Performance struts and 3H management. Dinan anti-roll bars and some SPL camber arms allow him to dial in the handling on this beast.
The engine is where Tarek plans to make most of his future changes. Although, it’s currently nowhere near a stock power plant. Even if it was, we are talking about a pretty potent car right from the factory. Changes include a set of Pure stage 2 turbos, RK Tunes charge pipes and downpipes, as well as an RK Tunes tuner. The S55 also has a set of carbon intakes thanks to Eventuri. Plus, a few EOS parts, their intake manifold, billet top mount intercooler kit and 1000cc injector upgrade. A Maximum PSI keyed crank hub kit and a BMS billet high capacity oil pan round out the current engine mods.