While it has yet to be confirmed if BMW will make an even more potent version of the M2, German tuner Lightweight Performance has gone ahead and do exactly that. This is the M2 CSR, with the acronym at the back standing for “Carbon Sport Race.”

With a name such as that, you’d expect a lot of carbon-fibre to be introduced as part of the modifications, and you’d be right. Certain elements of the aerodynamic package and body panels are made of said material, including the mirror caps, exhaust trim, rear diffuser, roof, doors, hood and trunk lid.

Other exterior changes include an aggressive front splitter, large rear wing and a set of lightweight forged alloy wheels shod with Michelin Cup 2 tyres (265/35 front and 295/30 rear). There are also plenty of red accents and specific badging, which is a theme that continues into the cabin.

Inside, there’s carbon-fibre on nearly every surface you can reach and touch to further enforce the lightweight nature of the tuning package. If that isn’t enough, the rear seats have been removed and replaced with a roll cage that is painted red to match the other similarly-coloured accents.

The two remaining seats at the front are carbon-fibre bucket seats with a racing harness rather than a three-point seatbelt. They also come with the car’s name embroidered onto the backrest to remind you that this isn’t a regular M2 (if it isn’t obvious from the start). This carbon diet makes the M2 CSR up to 195 kg lighter than the standard car at 1,371 kg, which should help in the performance department.

However, Lightweight decided to one step further by swapping the original N55 engine for the S55 unit used in the M3 and M4. As a result, the M2 CSR has 610 hp and 767 Nm of torque at its disposal, a gain of 240 hp and 302 Nm from the regular car.

No word on performance gains but expect a quicker zero to 100 km/h time and a top speed numbering 328 km/h. The mill is paired with a standard six-speed manual or seven-speed M DCT, with power going to the rear wheels.