BMW took the veils off the M3 30 Years American Edition, a one-off model built to commemorate the M3’s 30th anniversary in the US. This is not to be confused with the limited-production 30 Years M3 the company introduced last year.

The car you’re seeing here is designed by BMW Group Designworks, and built through BMW Individual. It’s based on the M3 Competition Package, which means it gets the hotter 450 hp tune (up 19 hp from the standard M3) from the twin-turbo 3.0 litre straight-six. This one-off comes with the (slower) six-speed manual option, which is good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.0 seconds (the DCT gets there in 3.8 seconds).

On the outside, it’s finished in Frozen Red II Metallic paint, embellished with golden alloy wheels, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof, carbon-fibre rear wing and lightweight M Performance exhaust system with titanium silencers. Also fitted here is a set of adjustable M Performance Sports suspension.

Inside, the theme reeks patriotism with use of tricoloured Merino leather upholstery – it’s the States’ red white and blue, not inspired by Ultraman. The centre armrest and gearstick padding is trimmed with alcantara, complete with M-accented triple stitching, whereas the front seat headrests feature the 30th Anniversary embroidery. The carbon-fibre dash trim and rear windscreen also get the 30th Anniversary stamping.

The car will be displayed at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, after which it will be sold for a yet-to-be-disclosed sum.