Military jet enthusiasts probably know that the F22 is a US fighter jet. It is developed and produced by Lockheed Martin. On the other hand, the Eurofighter is an all European effort. It was developed and produced by a consortium of European manufacturers. So, what in the world do these two have with the name of the most insane BMW M2 we have ever seen?
Amazing, naming this BMW M2 F22 Eurofighter has some sense. Underneath its buffed up bonnet is not an M engine. There lays an insane LS 6.2-liter V8 motor modded to develop fantastic 820 hp. Why? Drift! That is why!
Latvian HGK Motorsport converted a perfectly happy BMW M2 into a monster machine now meeting Formula Drift regulations. Apart from Corvette engine, the car received a five-speed sequential gearbox by Samsonas, and a quick-change differential by Winters. All the bodywork is actually a carbon fiber exercise and it is heavily inspired by fighter jets, that is why we have this military green paint on it. Accentuating its Formula Drift credentials is a full roll cage, custom suspension set-up, and Wilwood brake setup.
This, of course, with all that power is crucial for making it eligible for drift competitions. The engine itself received a multitude of upgrades. 820 hp is not exactly easy to come by so, the tuners – most notably the Mast Motorsports, were in charge of getting all that power to the crank. They did a lot. Most important changes include Callies Magnum crankshaft, Billet connecting rods, Diamond Racing pistons, Total Seal steel piston rings, titanium intake valves and extensive ECU remap. After all, we are looking here at 820 hp and 679 pounds-feet of torque.Tags: bmw, BMW M2, M2