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      12-13-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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M2 "GTS" by Evolve UK!

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For many tuners in our industry, the M4 GTS was more than a limited edition super sports car. Rather, the GTS was a benchmark for all of us in the aftermarket business to follow. The cars aggressive styling and top level performance inspired GTS owners and M fans everywhere, and led to many to attempt to chase the GTS dream.

The M2 you see before you is a result of precisely that inspiration, as interpreted by the UK-based tuning masters at Evolve. Every company participating in the project was in some way inspired by BMWs new super M4, and has used that inspiration to create exciting new components for the M2. Evolve partnered with the best in the industry to create an M2 concept that could rival the GTS in appearance, poise, and presentation.

The team at Evolve are masters of Carbon Fiber in their own right, being the driving force behind the Eventuri brand of air intakes, and so were able to take advantage of their relationships with other carbon suppliers to create their own vision of an M2 GTS. Edison Composites created a GTS style hood that could fit an M2, and RKP provided their unique GTS style front lip and rear diffuser. Together with an M4 style carbon fiber roof panel, the extensive use of composite materials gave this M2 the mini-GTS look that Evolve was after. Evolves own ECU tune, Evolve sport cat downpipes, and the Eventuri air intake round out the engines behavior and make for a more dynamic driving experience.

The Evolve approach to chassis and footwork is particularly interesting. Bilsteins new PSS coilovers provide a good mix of comfort and competent handling, but the real magic lies in Evolves OEM retrofits. The original M4 strut brace has been installed to dramatically increase chassis rigidity, and BMWs own carbon ceramic braking system has been fully retrofitted to give the M2 a complete GTS feel and personality. 6sixty Design created a custom set of M2 wheels, and Toyos extremely grippy R888 tires give the car the grip and sidewall response it needs to perform in any conditions.

Together, these pieces combine to create an M2 that exudes driving passion, and can compete with BMWs own best work. Enjoy the photos!























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      12-13-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Thats a nice ride!
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      12-13-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
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That hood/bonnet looks really rough, especially on the side pic the fitment looks really bad. Other than that, looks great.
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      12-14-2016, 03:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing Ilia! And the speedy service in getting the RKP splitter and diffuser to us in double quick time in time for the Essen show.
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is this the hood straight from the GTS? or the original m2 hood modified?. i think the fitment looks pretty good. have to get this hood looks amazing on the m2
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is this the hood straight from the GTS? or the original m2 hood modified?. i think the fitment looks pretty good. have to get this hood looks amazing on the m2
Edison Composites in Germany made the hood. We were planning to but we don't need to now.

They took an original M4 GTS hood and cut out the relevant section. Grafted it on to an original M2 hood and made a mold out of that so they can now reproduce it in Carbon/Kevlar. Its around 10 KG lighter than the stock hood and the fitment and quality is very good.
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is this the hood straight from the GTS? or the original m2 hood modified?. i think the fitment looks pretty good. have to get this hood looks amazing on the m2
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Its around 10 KG lighter than the stock hood and the fitment and quality is very good.
Sorry but there's nothing good about this fitment, unless it's a prototype? Considering how expensive this hood must be, I don't find this acceptable.

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Beautiful M2!
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Sorry but there's nothing good about this fitment, unless it's a prototype? Considering how expensive this hood must be, I don't find this acceptable.

yup i agree. that looks crap. btw its 3900 euro
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It is the first one but I'll also check the alignment on that side.
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Needs to lose the wing and add a ducktail boot! I need that bonnet though ??
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What an inspiring build! Well done!
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is this the hood straight from the GTS? or the original m2 hood modified?. i think the fitment looks pretty good. have to get this hood looks amazing on the m2
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Its around 10 KG lighter than the stock hood and the fitment and quality is very good.
Sorry but there's nothing good about this fitment, unless it's a prototype? Considering how expensive this hood must be, I don't find this acceptable.

This freaking guy is an expert by just zooming in. I tell you this freaking forum is just full of trolls, specially the 2/3 series one. Why you just don't shut that F up and appreciate the work..
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nice!
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This freaking guy is an expert by just zooming in. I tell you this freaking forum is just full of trolls, specially the 2/3 series one. Why you just don't shut that F up and appreciate the work..
Do you have eyes?
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This freaking guy is an expert by just zooming in. I tell you this freaking forum is just full of trolls, specially the 2/3 series one. Why you just don't shut that F up and appreciate the work..
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He must be blind
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apparently the first thread wasn't good enough ...





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