HGK Motorsport has decided to unleash a real monster – it’s a drifting BMW 2 Series coupe complete with an engine swap and Corvette power.
The BMW 2 Series is still fresh in its most extreme M2 iteration and there aren’t too many aftermarket builds, but at least the ones we do get to see are completely extreme, even when they’re based on the regular versions. Latvian tuner HGK Motorsport has established the benchmark apparently and has reworked an ordinary 2 Series into an extreme drift car. Starting up front we get to see under the hood how the regular engine has been ditched for a 6.2-liter V8 LS crate taken from the Corvette. And that one has been retuned by builder Mast Motorsports, putting in a Callies Magnum crankshaft, Billet connecting rods, Diamond Racing pistons, Total Seal steel piston rings, titanium intake valves, and others.
The 2 Series gets 820 horsepower (611 kilowatts) and 679 pounds-feet of torque (920 Newton meters) – which is more than two and a half times the output of the M2. There’s also a five-speed sequential gearbox by Samsonas, and a quick-change differential by Winters. The insane body has taken inspiration from the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter ‘planes. To reference that the guys at HGK call the build the F22 Eurofighter. The chassis also has a full roll cage, bespoke suspension set-up, and Wilwood brake package with six-piston calipers at the front, and four-piston at the back.