Take A Look At This M2 Drift Build

Alex Choi's 2016 M2 ticks all the boxes (if your boxes happen to be a truly monstrous rear wing).
By Daniel Smith
Cover photo: via Alex Choi.

The BMW M2 is basically the ultimate driver's car. It's like the M3, but more driver-y because nobody's going to believe it's a convenient family sedan on the side.

But what if you wanted to double down on the totally-not-suitable-for-everyday-use vibe that's already baked into the M2 from the factory? Well, Alex Choi has the answer, with his crazy outlandish drift build. Roll film!

To be clear, I'm not sure we should actually be calling it a drift build, because it's missing a lot of stuff you'd expect to see on a drift car (e.g. an angle kit) and has a lot of stuff you wouldn't expect to see on a drift car (e.g. that diffuser). Show cars need love too, though, and if you're a fan of towering wings, incredibly wide bodies and multicolored headlights — which is pretty much 90% of the whole show car scene — then this could be the one for you.

In terms of looks, there are hexagonal headlights with customizable color, LCI-style taillights — a change from the factory look of this 2016 model — and three-piece forged aluminum wheels from Sköl. Plus a pretty noticeable body kit, including a frankly massive spoiler, widebody kit and rear diffuser.

Take a look under the hood and the power's been upped to around 600 whp, compared to the 365 bhp of the stock M2. The added power is thanks to a PureTurbos hybrid turbo system and CSF full cooling system. It's all put out through a rerouted triple straight-pipe exhaust because of course it is. And just to make sure whoever's driving feels all that racey-ness, the factory seats have been torn out and replaced with a set from a Toyota Prius (yes, really).

The whole car is still a work in progress. Alex promises that the fenders are going to be replaced with exposed carbon, a full roll cage is going to be put in for that true race car feel, and... there are probably a few more things left to do. But we'll let him off, considering the whole job apparently only took two weeks.

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