Since the BMW M2 is not offered in convertible guise, a German tuning company called Lightweight decided to make its own. Nicknamed Hillary, the open-top M2 is based on the (current) F23-generation 2 Series Convertible, but with all the tasty M2 bits added.
Indeed, Lightweight added a whole bunch of carbon-fibre exterior elements, including a two-part front splitter, a rear diffuser and the M2's kidney grilles. Carbon-fibre also decorates the interior, along with the M2’s Nappa leather upholstery and special floor mats.
The vehicle has furthermore been fitted with the outgoing M2's N55 3,0-litre straight-six, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The rear differential and axles have also been swiped from the standard M2.
Thanks to a spot of tinkering, the peak outputs come in at 315 kW and 600 N.m (yes, that's more than the S55-engined M2 Competition), which allows it to reach a top speed of 300 km/h. For added noise, a titanium exhaust with carbon tailpipes has been installed.
To make sure it’s no slouch in the bends, Lightweight's topless M2 has been given Bilstein clubsport coilovers. Stopping power is provided by the standard brake discs with "Endless" brake pads and steel braided brakes lines (with ABS settings from the BMW M4 GTS). Mixed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres (265/30 R20 front and 305/25 R21 rear) are also included.