Love it or hate it: BMW M2 by Laptime Performance

Today, let’s take a look at the Laptime Performance’s BMW M2. Yes, it’s a fresh model, but the tuners have already started working at it.

The german team started from a stock M2 and added some style elements, performance parts and aero components.

For the beginning, let’s remember the stock model’s numbers. It boasts 370 hp @ 6500 rpm and a maximum 465 Nm of torque (500 with overboost). It shares the same 3 liter, 6 cylinder engine with its cheaper brother, M 235i, but adds extra 44 hp.

Using the M DCT gearbox and with the Launch Control function activated, the M2 accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, and reaches 250 km/h, or even 270 km/h, when equipped with M Driver pack.

The german tuner near Munchen added extra 50 hp, thanks to the modified software and the all-new exhaust system. It may not look much, but the engine was already doped up with its 123 hp/liter. The maximum torque reaches 580Nm, which shows a more impressive raise than the power.

There are no official numbers about the acceleration and the top speed and, if you think that the performance improvement is rather symbolic, the germans announce that this is only the beginning. In the future, it will probably available a Stage 2 tuning, replacing the downpipes and, why not, a Stage 3, with a turbo upgrade.

The M2’s looks is either sensational or horrible. It depends on each one’s taste. I mean…the front lip is HUGE! And the rear wing is anything but a good match with the body style. However, on the track, the two elements are a good help for the driver. But on the road, they look exaggerated.

On the other hand, the rims integrate absolutely perfect in the car’s line. And the KW Clubsport coilovers should be a real improvement in the car’s stability. In front, there are black grilles, while the 2002 turbo stripes are an homage to the historical model. Do they look ok? It’s, again, your choice.

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