CRC unveiled a car build at SEMA - an original 1988 E30 M3 with an S55 twin turbo GDI engine - the 1st engine swap of its kind in the world! The CRC GDI BMW was awarded a top 12 spot in the prestigious SEMA Battle of the Builders and top 3 in the Young Guns category (under 27). The top 12 cars led the SEMA Cruise from the convention center to the closing event, SEMA Ignited, and will also be featured in the Velocity Channel's SEMA special airing in January.
Throughout 2018, a team of college students has been building this dream car (showcasing CRC's leadership in GDI engine solutions while also using CRC, Sta-Lube, K&W and Weld-Aid products and a SmartWasher) with the goal of qualifying for Battle of the Builders and raising money for a local children's charity.
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SEMA was just the beginning! Throughout each step of the build, we've been filming a video series that will be released by The Drive in 2019, and we have many more exciting plans for this amazing car.
Check out some of the press coverage of the CRC GDI BMW: