German tuning shop Lightweight introduces to the world their own interpretation of a BMW M2 Convertible. Once again Lightweight presents something very out of the ordinary with their late 2018 project vehicle. The LW M2 convertible, named “Hillary”, is based on the F23 2 Series Convertible with lots of components imported from the M2 Coupe. Under the hood, the LW M2 Convertible uses a modified variant of the N55 engine known from the M2, combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch. The front and rear axles as well as the limited slip differential on the rear axle were taken from the coupe and built into the unique BMW M2 Convertible.
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To make this possible, of course, the body has been extensively adapted, especially the wider fenders and the aggressive aprons of the M2. Additional aerodynamic elements and the GTS bonnet made of carbon enhance the appearance.
The upgraded 3.0-liter TwinTurbo inline-six engine now makes 422 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. The top speed is capped at 300 km/h.
The M2 Convertible also sits on 20 inch front wheels and the 21 inch on the rear axle. A lot of real carbon parts are used, like the two-part front spoiler (an extendable spoiler blade is available upon request), a diffuser and twin-kidney shaped radiator grilles.
A specially tuned Bilstein Clubsport suspension as well as several hardware and software solutions from the M4 GTS round off the tuning conversion and make the open-top LW M2 the most dynamic 2 Series convertible ever.
According to Lightweight, recreating the M2 Convertible would cost 75,000 euros ($89,500 at current rates).