Not long ago we were telling you about a BMW M2 project that paid tribute to its spiritual predecessor, the BMW 2002 Turbo. That car came from the guys over at Laptime-Performance and it seems like they are trying to get as much attention as possible, introducing a new exhaust system for the M2 via a Youtube video. The new stainless steel parts are now available for purchase, but it’s up to you to decide if they’re worth the money.
As soon as the M2 came out, people noticed that its exhaust actually sounded better than the M3/M4. Come to think of it, it makes sense, as the BMW M2 uses an upgraded version of the N55 mill whereas the BMW M4 and its sedan brother both use a brand new engine, the S55.
Yes, they are closely related but as you can tell by just listening to them side by side, they are also quite different. That said, the M2 seems to have the upper hand in the sound department. Get an upgraded exhaust and things start to sound even better. The Laptime-Performance version can be heard in the video below and is made of stainless steel entirely. Prices start at €1,999 which translates into roughly $2,200 at today’s exchange rate.
As for the rest of the car, it’s featuring the already famous M stripes as a throwback to the original BMW 2002 Turbo, as well as new HRE wheels, KW suspension setup and a Mcchip-DKR ecu tune. Thanks to the latter, the car’s 3-liter straight six engine should deliver a bit over 400 HP, plenty for any enthusiast to play with.