We’re loving Top Gear’s latest review of the new BMW M2 as Jason Barlow pits Top Gear’s newly anointed coupe of the year against its older, well respected “parents”: the 1-series M Coupe, an E30 M3 and a 2002 Turbo.
Clearly a big fan of the “unadulterated driving hedonism” that the M cars promise, Mr Barlow seems to enjoy putting them to the test on wet Spanish roads and revels in the roaring sound quality of the M2 raging through the tunnels of the Malaga-to-Estepona motorway.
He concludes that the M2 is “almost exactly what you’d hope 40 years of blood, sweat, tears and technology would result in”; giving an appraisal of the M Performance exhaust system (developed and supplied by RA) that he delightfully attributes to be the “star turn” in this “ultimate driving machine”.
“The optimum spec, perhaps. Ours is white, with black carbon aero add-ons including a very trick looking front splitter, side blades similar to those fitted to Ferrari’s 458 Speciale, and a rear spoiler. But the star turn here is the M Performance exhaust, which is controlled via a Bluetooth connection and can take the car’s exhaust volume from audibly naughty to technically illegal on the road via a little cylindrical device that lives in the recess in the centre console.
Push a button at the top to prime, and pin your lugholes back.”
Read the full article here: http://www.topgear.com/