Tuning company Manhart has whipped the wraps of the limited-edition MH2 500, a modified version of the BMW M2 Competition sporting myriad cosmetic and mechanical updates, and 386 kW.
Limited to only 10 units, the BMW M2 Competition-based MH2 500’s modified S55 engine is endowed with a whopping 386 kW and 700 N.m of torque. As a reminder, the standard M2 Competition’s 3,0-litre inline-six produces 302 kW and 550 N.m for a claimed zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 4,2 seconds and (optional) top speed of 280 km/h. As standard, the top speed is electronically governed to 250 km/h. Manhart has, however, yet to reveal whether the upgrades to the S55 mill has enhanced the standard performance figures.
Mechanical updates to the donor car includes, among others, a Manhart rear silencer with quad carbon tailpipes, each measuring 100 mm in diameter. According to the firm, the chassis has received upgrades as well. The MH2 500 rides lower than the standard M2 Competition. This, Manhart says, ensures even sharper and more dynamic driving behaviour.
The MH2 500 sports various cosmetic enhancements, the most notable of which can be found in the shape of a new carbon-fibre spoiler lip up front, and updated diffuser and spoiler lip at the rear, both finished in carbon fibre. The MH2 500 rides on Manhart Concave One light alloy wheels. The 20-inch wheels are wrapped in mixed-size rubber, size 245/30 fore and 285/25 rear. The exterior features silver grey decals.
Inside, Manhart has ditched the central air vents and added a second dashboard-mounted display. The latter item relays information such as the operating parameters of the powertrain to the driver.