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Tuner GP 2013: Trinity Autosport Profile

2008 BMW M3 shows off on the dyno

Annette Carrion
Dec 13, 2013 SHARE

Joe Yang of Trinity Autosport started his business from home, but in 2008 he opened a shop in Tustin, CA and has been building M3s and M5s ever since. Yang brought the company’s daily driver, a 2008 BMW M3 to the event, fitted with a VF-Engineering VF620 supercharger, CKS struts, Swift springs and an APR wing.

2008 BMW M3 by Trinity Autosport dyno day Photo 2/27   |   2008 BMW M3 By Trinity Autosport Dyno Day

Nerwyll Malabanan, Trinity Autosport representative said, “Our E92 M3 is a daily driver and for the track on the weekend. It was mainly built for the track so we are hoping to do well in the circuit portion.”

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When asked what Trinity Autosport’s advantage was over the others, Joe cited the car’s power. At the dyno, the M3 put down an impressive 568.1hp and 383.9 lb-ft of torque.

2008 BMW M3 by Trinity Autosport at Willow Springs 03 Photo 10/27   |   2008 BMW M3 By Trinity Autosport At Willow Springs 03

The team nailed it at the dyno, but what about the track? Yang had to fight against pro drivers and hoped for a lap time under 1:30. Read the full story in the February 2014 issue to find out how the team stacked up.

2008 BMW M3 by Trinity Autosport staged Photo 11/27   |   2008 BMW M3 By Trinity Autosport Staged

Technical Specifications

Engine: 4.0-liter V8 32v with VF-Engineering VF620 Supercharger

Drivetrain: Six-speed manual transmission

Suspension: CKS struts, SWIFT springs

Wheels & Tires: 18” Klassen M10 wheels and 285/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires

Brakes: Performance Friction Pads

Exterior: APR Wing

Interior: Stock

* Stay tuned for the remaining Tuner GP 2013 profiles leading up to the full story release.

Tuner GP 2013 continental tire logo Photo 12/27   |   Tuner GP 2013 Continental Tire Logo
2008 BMW M3 by Trinity Autosport at Willow Springs Photo 13/27   |   2008 BMW M3 By Trinity Autosport At Willow Springs
2008 BMW M3 Trinity Autosport on track 010 Photo 20/27   |   2008 BMW M3 Trinity Autosport On Track 010
2008 BMW M3 by Trinity Autosport at Willow Springs 04 Photo 27/27   |   2008 BMW M3 By Trinity Autosport At Willow Springs 04
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