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Martino Auto Concepts in Glen Cove, New York, started out by specializing in repairing accident vehicles and are only one of eight facilities in North America to feature a Celette fixture bench and a Carbench Octopus. This allows Martino Auto Concepts (MAC for short) to become a factory approved BMW repair facility while having the capabilities of reconstructing some of the world’s finest exotics including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches. So naturally with all their talent and expertise, they decided to branch off to customizing high-end vehicles, and MAC Auto Couture was born in 2008.
To show off what their customizing division can do, MAC Auto Couture teamed up with BMW tuner Active Autowerke to build two completely killer BMW M3s with their own themes and personalities. Both feature Active Autowerke’s Stage II supercharger kits and custom paint jobs by MAC Auto Couture. From there, the rest of their accessories contrast one another to show off two complementary builds.
On the one side is a Matte Reventon-colored BMW M3 with a race-inspired theme, featuring an AE Performance roll cage and Stoptech’s Trophy big brake kit. Both of those components have been painted a flashy Ithaca Verde (the actual color of the other M3) which contrast the matte, dark exterior of the car. For aesthetics, Vorsteiner came into play with a GTS3 front bumper with carbon kevlar front splitters, a vented race hood with double sided carbon kevlar vents, a carbon kevlar rear diffuser and a carbon kevlar boot lid. Suspension comes from KW’s Clubsport coilovers while this M3 sports a 20-inch staggered set of ADV1 5.0 Trackspec wheels. STRI gauges along with Recaro’s Profi XL seats round off the race-styled look.
The other M3, featuring the Ithaca Verde exterior paint, features an all steel widebody conversion to the quarter panels, giving it an even bolder look. The roof is a full dry carbon fiber piece which is accompanied with Vorsteiner’s dry carbon front spoiler, rear diffuser and bootlid. The moldings and mirror bases have been painted matte black to contrast the bright green exterior while 20-inch D2 Forged CV2 wheels can be found on all four corners.
While the interior of this M3 also features a custom Ithaca Verde roll cage, this M3 received a much more luxurious interior treatment with reupholstered panels featuring green stitching. In the trunk is a custom JL Audio stereo installation, giving it a more complete in car electronics package.
We applaud MAC Auto Couture’s work on the pair of M3s, which really shows off how great a car can look when you pay attention to the details.