That didn't take long.
The all-new BMW M3 and M4 have started going out to dealers and press alike, and considering how much power the cars make, it should be no surprise that the people in Munich spent so much time honing their aerodynamics. However, those same engineers also formed part of the team that decided to equip the new M3 and M4 with a drift analyzer that rates your drifting escapades based on speed, angle, and duration. Our first thought on hearing this was that there would be plenty of crashes caused by the uninitiated and that ominous prediction hasn't taken long to come to fruition.
Just to be clear, we don't know for certain that this wrecked M3 Competition was indeed crashed by someone trying to emulate the Driftbrothers, but either way, it's sad to see the car already in such a sad state. Interestingly, it appears as if the airbags have not deployed, so the surface damage may be relatively easy to sort out. That said, there's still a lot of work to do if this car is not destined for the crusher. The hood and bumpers are heavily impacted, and at least one of the wheels has parted ways with its rubber, while the passenger side headlight and most of that side of the car are comprehensively smashed.
With BMWs being among the most expensive brands of cars to repair, getting this particular example of the M3 back to its former glory will not be a cheap exercise, although there's probably some YouTuber out there looking for details on this car's sale in the hope of filming a drawn-out restoration series. Fortunately, no reports of injuries accompany the video. Either way, whoever was responsible for being the first to crash a 2021 G80 M3 is likely not enjoying the start of the new week. If he or she is a journalist, we hope that person enjoys their new position as the office stationery manager.