Ever feel you should be traveling at maximum velocity all the time? Well, Mykal Sneath's first car was a '72 Toyota Celica and driving it was when he got that need-for-speed tingly feeling.
Growing up in Hawaii, the Celica held off the speed itch until he could purchase a '93 Nissan 300ZX twin-turbo. "At this point I got serious about going fast," he told us. Moving to Dallas with his family in '98 it was a few years before his beloved ZX was totaled in an accident. "I took a break from fast cars for a while," he said...
That was until he heard BMW was releasing a straight-six twin-turbo coupe and it was love at first thought. "What could I do with a car like that?" Mykal pondered, but a 3.0L biturbo producing 302hp at 5800rpm was the perfect candidate for any speed junkie.
"Two days after my birthday, I drove to the dealership and bought a '09 E92 335i black-on-black coupe. I ended up traveling to Germany to take European delivery, making it an exceptionally happy birthday for me!" he said with a large grin plastered to his face.
Mykal didn't waste time realizing the car's potential on the Autobahn for two weeks. And so the planning began as soon as he returned to the States. He started ordering parts, envisioning what the car could look like when completed. "I want it to be fast and be a head-turner at the same time," he said.
Removing all the badges to throw people off the scent, Mykal proceeded to add a front lip with LTMW splitter, M3 side skirts, M-Sport rear bumper with Duke Dynamics carbon fiber 335is diffuser plus a carbon trunk spoiler.
Inside, he fitted the OEM carbon fiber Interior trim plus some aluminum pedals and a UUC Evo3 short-throw shifter with DSSR.
Black-on-black is hard to see at night, so Mykal upgraded the headlights to OSSdesigns' SpaceGray Projectors with blackout corners and Philips HID headlight bulbs. He finished it off with OSSdesigns LED v2.0 angel eyes so people couldn't miss it in daylight either.
With his speed addiction back in full force, Mykal installed a front-mount intercooler from Evolution Racewerks, BMS dual-cone intake and Stett chargepipe with Tial blow-off valve. And to manage the upgrades, he went with the BMS JB4 G5 Board ECU flash plus meth injection to keep the turbos in check and the rear tires chirping.
The crowning glory were the concave 19" Interad Turismo wheels with hidden hardware, gloss black lips and gunmetal centers. He previously seen them on a BMW M5 at the 2009 SEMA show and hasn't seen anything else with the same amount of attitude ever since.
What are Mykal's plans for the future? "There's always a plan... The big ones are sway bars, downpipes and bigger turbos," he said - more items that a should help him scratch the speed itch.
2009 BMW 335i
3.0L N54 straight-six twin-turbo with Evolution Racewerks Competition Series front-mount intercooler and oil cooler, Stett chargepipe, Tial BOV, BMS dual-cone intake, BSH Competition N54 oil catch can, BMS methanol injection
six-speed manual transmission
slotted rotors, Akebono pads
KW V3 coilovers, Cusco strut bar
Wheels & Tires:
19x9" f, 19x10" r Interad Turismo wheels with hidden hardware, gloss-black lips, gunmetal centers; 245/35 ZZR19 f, 275/30 ZR19 r Sumitomo tires
front lip with LTMW-fitted front splitter and M3 side skirts, M-Sport rear bumper, Duke Dynamics carbon fiber rear diffuser, carbon trunk spoiler, black kidney grilles, ceramic, tint, clear bra, painted keyholes, OSSdesigns SpaceGray projector headlights with Philips 8500k D1S HID bulbs, OSSdesigns LED signals, corner delete and LED v2.0 angel eyes, EAS Euro LCI LED tail lights, 7000k HID foglights
OEM carbon fiber trim, aluminum pedals, UUC Evo3 short-throw shift kit with DSSR, LED Interior lights
Dukes Dynamics, LTMW, OSSdesigns, Evolution Racewerks, ModBargins, Dallas Roadster, UUC Motorwerks