Andre Cardadeiro has owned a Toyota Supra for 14 years and gained a lot of experience with the 2JZ inline-six in that time, including rebuilding the one in his Supra. So when he purchased a BMW Z4 for a bargain he started a new project and there was only one choice for power.
Under the hood sits a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six with a BorgWarner S300 60 mm turbocharger, AEM Infinity ECU, and custom wiring harness. The combination is good for 564 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque to the wheels on 22 psi of boost. Andre kept the factory BMW six-speed manual transmission thanks to a Collins 2JZ-to-BMW adapter and Clutch Masters FX400 single-disc clutch. Andre upgraded the brakes using 335i calipers on Z4M rotors in front, 135i calipers on Z4M rotors in back, and the suspension using BR Racing BC adjustable coilovers.