The summer season makes everyone aspire for open-air driving. Those who like to combine the topless motoring of the BMW 2 Series Convertible with M2 performance should definitely check out the latest project of German automaker, Lightweight. They have in fact given this droptop the Hillary moniker and we’re assuming it’s because of the feminine touches it had received.
When it comes to performance, this project even beats the standard M2 as well as the Competition version. With additional tuning (which includes a titanium exhaust), the output of the 3.0 liter biturbo inline six engine gets a boost to 422 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque.
That’s a big improvement compared to the M2 Competition’s 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 406 pound feet (551 Newton metres) of torque. A seven speed dual clutch gearbox from an M4 GTS routes the power to the road. The M2 Convertible will also be getting the axles and differentials of the M2.
Lightweight made sure to install a set of Bilstein Clubsport coilovers and modified track rods at the rear, so the vehicle can handle this level of power. The firm retains the standard brakes but also installs endless brake pads and steel braided lines, as well as the ABS settings from the M4 GTS.
Just by the looks of it, the Lightweight M2 Convertible already has an aggressive appearance without looking too cartoonish. The tuner also installs carbon fiber components for the hood, front splitter, kidney grilles, side blades, rear spoiler and the diffuser.
The added parts, however, still look like they came from the automaker’s factory. Moving into the cabin, you will also notice a generous amount of carbon fiber on the inside, while the seats have blue stitching that acts as a contrast to the black leather upholstery. Pieces of Alcantara also appear on the door sills as well as some parts of the steering wheel.
This particular model is actually just a one-off example from Lightweight, intended to showcase what they can do. According to the tuners, recreating this exact model would cost one 75,000 euros (around $89,500 at current rates).
Hillary comes with a price tag of $77,200, plus $995 for destination. This BMW M2 Convertible is considered to be the successor of the LW M2 CSR that was made with pure M4 GTS technique. Are you willing to spend this kind of money for a powerful convertible like this?