Before you is a car that needs no introduction. But just to be safe it is the BMW E30 M3 made by AUTOart. Before the E30 became famous for drifting into poles, it garnered fame in various Touring Car race series. This “Cecotto Editon” was made to commemorate Johnny Cecotto’s winning of the Italian Touring Car championship in 1989.
Under the hood of the M3 is BMW’s S14 inline 4-cylinder engine. It produced 215 hp and propelled the car to a quick-for-the-time 0-60 time in the mid 6 second range. The Cecotto cars featured a few differences from the standard M3, but the main aesthetic ones were the black center painted wheels and special fabric for the seats and door cards.
I think this car has been featured here before, but for those that don’t know, this car comes from the good ole days. Back then AUTOart’s were made of metal and could be had for $60. And though this model is at least 15 years old now, it more than holds it’s own against any contemporary AUTOart Millenium model.