Carnucopia Uncovered: Inside a Tuner Theory State of Mind

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2017 BMW M2 Performance Edition Full Coverage XPEL STEALTH satin finish paint protection from SunStoppers XPEL PRIME XR PLUS window tint from SunStoppers XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS protected RKP Composite carbon fiber front lip & rear diffuser from IND Brixton Forged CM10 wheels with Michelin PS4S Tires   Carnucopia Uncovered In our third installment of the XPEL Insiders video series, we find ourselves in Charlotte, North Carolina. Home of the SunStoppers, Charlotte is also the stomping grounds of Amir, a man many of you may know from a page on Instagram called Carnucopia. For Amir, the Carnucopia moniker rings truest with the roundel. Posting up in the driveway, we sat down with Amir to talk about his history with BMW, gain some insight into Tuner Theory, and learn more about the M2 he drives on the daily. A THEORY OF TUNING Incase you're unfamiliar, Tuner Theory is a group of automotive enthusiasts motivated by modifying a wide variety of makes & models. While a majority of the collective's members are also BMW owners like Amir, what really drives them is their insatiable urge to make a car their own. Like many Tuner Theory members and other car fanatics, Amir is always open to the idea of improving his personal rides. His appreciation of German performance didn't just start with the M2, either. "I think that moment when I knew I was going to be a BMW guy happened when my cousin drives up in an orange E30 M3 with gold BBS wheels." For many, the desire to do more with our own mode of transport remains tied to an impactful moment in our past. A turning point where we yearn to have 4 wheels to call our own. "I walked out thinking -- "what was he thinking?" And then I end up with the ride of my life." And from that moment forward, nothing would be the same. Amir's thirst for M cars would only get stronger as the years passed by and model lineage grew. EYES ON THE PRIZE While the focus of our video is the Carnucopia M2, the stout little coupe wasn't the first BMW to generate a buzz with Amir's followers. As a recipient of an early F80 M3, he adorned the 4 door with a bright yellow vinyl wrap and a name to match. "Beem3r" was born. Shortly there after came the M4 GTS, and shortly after that, the M2 Performance Edition. While the GTS shares the spotlight on the Carnucopia page & still shines on Tuner Theory, the M2 has become Amir's newest pride & joy. The car blends elements and aesthetic touches from the other M cars he's kept around. Thanks to the team at SunStoppers, Amir's M2 remains protected with full body satin STEALTH paint protection. The RKP carbon lip & rear diffuser add some extra aggression while not looking too overstated as well.     On the roll, Brixton Forged CM10s wrapped in Michelin rubber help anchor it all to the pavement. Add in the addition of our newest PRIME XR PLUS window tint, and the Carnucopia M2 is a recipe for the perfect high performance daily. "It not only looks amazing, but [PRIME XR PLUS] also has the best properties of any window tint out there." He's got a point, after all. Window tint isn't just about aesthetics these days - it's a performance product in its own way. PRIME XR PLUS is your greatest defense against harmful UV rays, offering insane levels of infrared heat rejection, and all backed by a lifetime transferable warranty. From an installer as vetted as the SunStoppers, it's a no brainer. Especially when you're running with a group that's as hungry for the latest & greatest like Amir's fellow Tuner Theory members. "It's been fun - I can point to the tint on the windows [&] having the first customer car, I jokingly put that on my social media only to have the guys say "I'm 3rd in the world" or "I'm 4th in the world" with a crying face next to it." A little friendly competition is healthy after all. It keeps us motivated to continue pushing the envelope. It drives enthusiasts to seek out what's needed for peak performance, and in turn, forces the industry to step up & meet the demand. Keep up with Carnucopia Getting to see Carnucopia's M2 in its natural habitat was a sight to behold. We're proud to have a handful of supporters in the Tuner Theory group, and Amir's approach to curating Carnucopia is always exciting. We can't wait to see what he does next.  Be sure to follow along with the M2 & his other projects as they progress over at instagram.com/carnucopia. ___________________________________ Special thanks to Mike Burke & the team at SunStoppers for their incredible work doing STEALTH, ULTIMATE PLUS, and a PRIME XR PLUS install on the Carnucopia M2. Special thanks to Team XPEL member Chris Hardy for helping make it all come together. Interested in how your car would look protected with XPEL STEALTH? Check out our product image gallery & envision your own satin transformation.

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NSXPO 2013 Raleigh, NC and Virginia International Raceway, VA

NSXPO NSXPO celebrates all things NSX. The NSX has been claimed as being one of the best handling cars of all time. This is due in part to it's mid mounted engine, light weight, and rear drive platform. Released in 1990 the Honda NSX (it was sold as an Acura in the United States and Hong Kong), was produced until 2005 and is powered by an all aluminum V6 featuring Honda's famed variable valve timing and lift electronic control (VTEC). But let's not get carried away with the numbers, because the NSX has never been about numbers. More, it's about the way it makes the driver feel. During the banquet the first night of the event, the lead project manager for the new Acura NSX Ted Klaus spoke and he said,  "it's a car that the driver is the most important part of." I think that is exactly the reason all NSX owners feel so connected to their car. Yes the car is quick around a race track, but it's the spirited driving through the mountains or hill country that can really get someone excited about driving. There were just a little over 18,000 NSX's produced worldwide, and of that about 9,000 made it to our shores. We had right around 110 NSX's at NSXPO this year and it was such a surreal experience to go from seeing an NSX once every couple months to seeing dozens of them all in one parking lot. Every owner we met was nicer than the last and overall a great group of people to get to know. We believe that's what being a car enthusiast is all about. Coming together to share a common appreciation for the things that move us. In this case, it just happens to be a rare mid engined supercar! Speaking of rare, Honda has just released more information regarding the 2015 NSX. Until recently the only thing Honda told us is that it will be a mid-mounted V6 with their hybrid SH- all wheel drive system. At the Tokyo Motor Show they announced they will be adding two turbos to the V6 which seems to be the best and most efficient way to get power and preserve fuel economy. We are all excited to see it fully revealed and hopefully next year at NSXPO 2014 we will be able to. We want to thank everyone for welcoming us to this event . We cannot wait to go next year and appreciate you trusting us as the preferred paint protection film of NSX. Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on some of these Acura NSX Full Hood, Full Fenders, Mirrors and Bumper Kit   XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas    

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