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Manhart will give your G87 BMW M2 a cage and over 700bhp

Pretty in pink? Erm, maybe not, but Manhart’s modified M2 will be ballistically quick

Published: 12 Apr 2024

Earlier this year Manhart unveiled a modified version of the BMW M2. It was called the MH2 560 and basically involved a bodykit, a new exhaust, lowering springs and an extra 100bhp or so for the 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six engine. All very exciting, but at the time Manhart did say that the 560 wouldn’t be the end of its G87 tuning.

And lo, we come to the striking new MH2 GTR II. Instead of the standard M2’s 454bhp, this one has 705bhp and 627lb ft of torque thanks to a new ECU, a carbon intake and a free-breathing exhaust.

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Manhart says that the GTR II can sprint from 62mph to 124mph (100kph to 200kph) in just 5.76 seconds, and although that’s the only performance figure on offer so far, we reckon the others will be just as impressive.

We’re told it's a ‘limited edition’ creation, with the bodywork clad in an aggressive carbon fibre aero kit and finished in a less aggressive ‘vibrant magenta’ paint. That wing is quite something too.

There are new forged Raffa wheels finished in Manhart’s ‘champagne’ accent colour and measure 20in up front and 21in at the rear. New KW lowering springs too, plus Schroth harnesses to keep you in place when you deploy over 700bhp to the rear wheels.

We’re told the brakes are strong enough as standard, so the calipers have just been repainted to match the bodywork, while inside there’s a proper cage and a rear-seat delete to complete the bonkers transformation.

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