BMW Motorsport is wasting no time taking up the recently unveiled 2 Series Coupe into its elite line-up of race-prepped offerings. This new BMW M235i Racing will slot in below the company’s existing FIA-approved pair of the Z4 GT3 and M3 GT4.

It sure looks good, doesn’t it? A fair bit more menacing than the standard road-going M235i Coupe and even the tarted-up M Performance option. The ultra-wide fender flares give the game away – not that’s you’ll ever see one of these on the roads, off course (pun intended).

Under the hood is the same 3.0 litre TwinPower Turbo straight-six you get in the road car, albeit one tuned up from the usual 326 hp to 333 hp. Torque remains the same at 450 Nm, all handled by an M Performance limited-slip differential. A racing exhaust system is present too.

KW dampers, H&R springs and anti-roll bars plus a racing-grade braking system are tasked to handle the twist and turns of motor racing, along with a full complement of safety fittings – FIA-approved roll-cage, Schroth six-point harness and Recaro Pro Racer SPG seat.

This lil’ un’s got some bite. We likey.