Chicago-based IND unveils their lineup for the upcoming SEMA show which opens this week in Las Vegas. IND partnered up with BBS and Rays Engineering/Advan to create two beautiful project cars based on the new M2 and M4 Coupe.
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IND says that their M2 was designed to complement the M4, while showcasing some newly developed components, and also to be an homage to BMW’s own factory-built race program. To achieve the best setup, IND enlisted the services of Eisenmann, Eventuri, KW, Brembo, and RKP, while also creating some new and unique solutions of their own.
KW provided a prototype set of ClubSport coilovers for the M2, fresh off of their 7 post test rig and ready for real-world testing. Advan RS-DF wheels wheels were selected in an 18×9.5 width at all four corners with Falken’s 275/35/18 tires for neutral and predictable handling. Brembo’s GT kit was newly designed when installed on the car, and improved the thermal capacity of the car’s braking system with a more rigid caliper, thicker brake disc, and substantially larger swept pad area than the factory brake system.
Eventuri’s air intake cleans the airflow of the intake tract and provides the signature Eventuri intake growl which pairs perfectly with Eisenmann’s prototype M2 exhaust system. Eisenmann’s M2 exhaust was designed for a dramatic difference in sound both with the valve open and closed, and gives the M2 a more pronounced roar that is unmistakeable.
Finally, RKP stepped in to give the M2 the exterior components that the car was missing from the factory. A roof panel was designed that mimics the original M4 panel, but is sized appropriately for the M2. RKP created a trunk spoiler which is specifically proportioned to be an exact match for the roof, and aggressively protrudes from the trunk lid, giving the back of the car a more exciting appearance. RKP’s GTS style front lip spoiler completes our motorsport-derived look, when paired with the original BMW Motorsport wing found on the M235i racing model, and the later versions of the M2 MotoGP Safety Car.
A rear closeout was created and upholstered in Alcantara fabric, to separate the passenger compartment from the trunk area, and integrate nicely with BMW’s own Motorsport roll bar, finished in Alpine White. The interior was treated with the full BMW Performance catalog, with BMW’s own carbon fiber details accenting the roll bar perfectly. An M4 GTS steering wheel was retrofitted to the car, fitting perfectly with this car’s Motorsport-inspired vibe.
Finally, we finished the interior with our own shift paddles, painted Alpine White to match the roll bar.
For those of you in Vegas, stop by the IND booth to see their latest creations.