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The New BMW M2 Is Set To See Its First Race Track Action

It's as a safety car...but that still counts, right?

Let’s face it, watching any form of motorsports racing can be a little tedious. But BMW’s introduction of a high-performance M model with a Safety Car livery may make things a little more exciting. This year, BMW decided to add the new M2 to the MotoGP’s Safety Car fleet and the coupe looks stunning. As a Safety Car, the M2 is adorned with a host of track-oriented safety gear, graphics package and a rooftop light bar to ensure that the sports car is ready to lead the MotoGP field and look great while doing so.

To ensure that the M2 is safer than ever, the sports car is fitted with a roll cage, fire extinguisher, harness bar with six-point belts and Recaro seats. To give the MotoGP field the ability to clearly see the M2 there are flashing LED lights on the roof and in the grille, along with a special aerodynamics package that consists of a carbon-fiber rear wing, an M Performance front canard set and M Performance rocker panel extensions. The M2 Safety Car may look like a beast, but the sports car has also been given some performance parts to make sure that it doesn’t hold up the pack. BMW fitted the M2 with an M Performance exhaust intake and system, a prototype M performance carbon ceramic brake rotor kit and BMW M Performance coilover suspension kit.

While all of this sounds like more than enough for a Safety Car, BMW also added incredibly awesome gold/bronze wheels, carbon fiber M Performance door mirror caps, a black grille kit, a sport steering wheel, carbon fiber M Performance rear diffuser and carbon fiber accents in the cabin. It may not be the fastest MotoGP Safety Car from BMW, but the M2 looks like it’s ready for the job at hand. Better yet, for enthusiasts who want to make their M2 just as enjoyable as the Safety Car on the track, BMW has just released its M Performance Parts for the sports car. The available performance parts include a variety of aerodynamic components that are made out of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.

Those include the rear diffuser, front and side sill attachments, as well as mirror caps.Those looking to increase the M2’s performance can now fit the sports car with an M Performance exhaust system with a flap silencer system for a more aggressive sound. The exhaust system has a Bluetooth remote control with two settings, Sport and Track. Other M Performance parts include coil-spring suspension kit, which drops the ride height by roughly 5mm, adjustable shocks that have 16 different levels in the rebound stage and 12 in the compression stage, as well as sport brake pads. As you'd expect, BMW didn't leave the interior of its new car out of the fun.

As far as the interior, the M2 can be fitted with LED door sills and floor mats, an Interior Carbon Fiber Kit for the gear selector, handbrake handle and center console, as well as the M Performance interior trim that blends Alcantara and carbon fiber. There are two different steering wheels, which include the M Performance wheel that has a race display and carbon fiber trim and the M Performance Pro wheel that has Alcantara, an optional open-pore carbon fiber trim element and a light blue central marking at the 12 o’clock position.

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