Manhart Racing Previews Its Own 450 HP BMW M2

Manhart MH2 450 1 photo
Photo: Manhart Racing
It’s pretty clear that the interest tuners have in the new BMW M2 is high, to say the least. The advantage this car has over its brothers or competitors is that it comes with a more than decent price tag that brings incredible performance for the range. It also leaves a lot of leeway for tuning parts and that’s where light bulbs start turning on.
After Hamann announced that it was working on their own version with a photoshopped photo of the car on their wheels, it was time for Alpha-N Performance to enter the ring too, and claim they can fit the N55 engine under the hood with a water injection kit similar to the one on the M4.

This way, they’d take the power output up to 480 HP without damaging the insides of the engine or affecting its viability on the long run by a considerable margin. That’s impressive, but Manhart Racing came out today talking about 450 HP and other such things.

However, the kit proposed by the German tuner seems less complicated and it looks like it’s only going to involve a new ECU map, a new exhaust system, and some catless downpipes. That should increase the power by around 80 ponies, and a bigger, badder kit with a larger turbo is seemingly in the works.

Since this is Manhart Racing we’re talking about, they also applied their trademark looks to the body of this car, from the front splitter and carbon fiber vented hood to the roof (made of CFRP), the side sills and the MH2 450 decal on the door. Yes, we even like the matte black wheels and golden calipers behind them that match the color of the car. In the end, we can’t wait to see the kind of madness the tuner hits us with once it is ready.
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