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Confused? We Were Too, Until Gluck Opened The Hood Of This Z3 Roadster

Jonathan Wong
Apr 27, 2007

The Japanese seem daring enough to do just about anything. From the kooky half-English/half-Japanese speaking magician that pulls burgers out of the wall, to the inexcusable pixilated adult entertainment, to eating fish that carry enough toxins to kill a person in seconds-the Japanese have done it all! But since when did trans-continental engine conversions fall into play? The moment Gluck flipped this Z3 to operate with a fully functioning, 13B rotary drivetrain; that's when. However, this roadster is more JDM then one might think and can still fool even the most serious Bimmer enthusiast. How? First of all, you won't find this body kit anywhere except Japan because it's a Gluck exclusive, not to mention it requires a headlight swap from a Honda Odyssey to fit properly. Next, Gluck stuffed a staggered set of Volk TE-37s under the fenders, then ripped out the OEM electric seats for floor hugging Brides. The left-handed dashboard now uses a Stack Super Sports cluster from Defi that provides boost and all the other essential turbo gauges in one convenient package. Naturally, the 13B couldn't come to life using a BMW engine harness, so an A'PEXi Power FC was used to welcome the Wankel motor into its new home. Frankenstein would have been proud of this monster.

Faster FactBMW Z3 RoadsterOwner Gluck Tuning GarageHometown Osaka, Japan DAILY GRIND Rotary tuning/body shop/building Time Attack FDs Power 436 hp Under The Hood 13B-REW rotary engine 550cc (x2) and 850cc (x2) fuel injectors; GReddy oil catch tank; Omega oil cap; Gluck reservoir; Garrett TO4S turbo upgrade Drivetrain Bmw M3 limited-slip differential BRAINS A'pexi Power FC; GReddy turbo timer Stiff Stuff Gluck roll bar STOPPERS Brembo brakes ROLLERS 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 Volk TE-37 wheels Outside Gluck body kit; Honda Odyssey headlight conversion INSIDE Bride Low Max reclining leather seats; quick release steering hub; OMP steering wheel ICE Defi Super Sports Cluster-01; Kenwood HDX-700 monitor CONNECT apexi.com; brembo.com; greddy.com; kenwood.com; nippon seiki.co.jp/defishop (Defi); tees-usa.com (Bride)

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