The people out Love car got the limited BMW M2 CS in hand and organized a strange drag race for it. The new coupe takes on a Porsche Cayman GT4, but not a new one. This is the previous 981 generation of the model.
The M2 CS uses BMW’s 3.0-liter, turbocharged, in-line six-cylinder S55 that produces 444 horsepower (327 kilowatts or 450 hp as listed in this video) and 550 newton meters (406 pound-feet) of torque. Buyers can choose between a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual, which is shown in this clip. Standard features also include an Active M differential and Adaptive M suspension.
This older Cayman GT4 challenges the BMW with a naturally aspirated, 3.8-liter six-cylinder that develops 380 hp (283 kW or 385 hp) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft). Porsche only offered it with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Cayman GT4 has a significant performance disadvantage, but is a bit lighter. The mid-engine layout also helps with weight transfer during takeoff. These factors make the race less lopsided than it first appears.
At the start of the race, the BMW driver seems to easily skip the start, but there are no lights that are safe to see. But the Porsche can keep up. The Cayman lags slightly, but the M2 CS manages to retreat towards the end of the run.
If you watch this video and find that you absolutely must own an M2 CS, act fast if you live in the US. According to reports, BMW intends to bring only around 400 copies of the vehicle into the country.