SEMA Build Number 2 - The G87 M2

I saw the G87 M2 in person for the first time at Wookies in the Woods in April this year, and all I saw was potential.  Since then I had been trying to find one that I could get in time for SEMA and mid-October... I finally found one. 

It arrived to our US HQ on October 26th and the mad panic began to get the vision bought to life.

First thing was first, colour change.. 

Inozetek has always surpassed my expectations when it comes to the finish on their wraps, and after going back and forth on color I landed on Boneyard White with some persuading from our friends at Blackfish Graphics.

Well.. really it was more like bribery; they told me if I went with Boneyard White over the Citrus Yellow they would design the livery for me.  That is an offer too good to turn down so for the first time in forever I was about to have a car that wasn't yellow. 

Blackfish are renowned for their work at the Nurburgring and their designs are always unique so we didn't need to get them much guidance.  All I knew I wanted was for it to match the modifications I had already chosen and look like it was built... for the track. 

And they did not let us down... in fact the design completely changed the course of the build... and yellow was BACK!

We installed the Competition Motorsport Cage, had the brake calipers cerakoted yellow and installed a BFI Shift Knob & Alcantara Boot.  But we would be crazy not to play around with some Carbon which is where AutoID stepped iin. 

The kit includes a rear diffuser, front splitter, side skirts and rear wing, all finished in Carbon Fiber.

The kit was super simple to install and we had it done in just a few hours thanks to the very precise and thorough guides the team send out with all their kits!

EBC are my forever brake partner so their floating rotors was a no brainer but the M2 came with Brembo 18Z Calipers so we wanted to leave them on for the time being.

My first order of business on the M2 had been putting a set of wheels on order and I had known from day 1 I wanted the Rotiform NGO's.  They managed to color match the emblem and center cap to match the yellow in the design and cage and went ahead and knocked up a set of these 20" wheels in Gloss Candy Black finish. 

Honestly I couldn't be happier with the wheels, the finish is incredible and they way they tie in with everything else is perfect to me. 

The car is sitting on a set of Cobra Height Adjustable Springs which we installed after seeing the AutoID build vehicle which was using the same set up.  

I thought I was going to have to tint the front lights but we found a CSL Style module through AutoID that plug right up in to the OEM lights to change the color settings on the LED's. 

Next was power, I opted for the RaceChip tuning box after seeing how much it laid down on a Dyno on the Milltek Sport Ltd M2 in the UK - they got over 500hp at the crank and I got FOMO so I had one sent out for this one too! 

Any good build car needs an intake so our partners at Ramair stepped in witth one of their dyno proven intake kits finished with a carbon fiber housing for under the hood.  It's stunning and provides all the intake noise you could wish for plus added power! 

The finishing touch was OF COURSE a Milltek Turbo Back.  I like it loud, so much to my neighbours dismay I have a Non-Resonated Cat Back with Hi Flow Sports Cat Downpipe. 

We hadn't heard the exhaust in person on a Non OPF Equipped car so we tested the Primary Cat Back first and we'll say that it was... enough.  It sounded incredible and had zero drown, a product I'm sure many people will be very happy with. 

But I couldn't bring it to SEMA without a downpipe so I left the Non-Resonated Cat Back on and added the HJS downpipe so I wouldn't get a CEL and the rest was history.  It sounded as mean as it looked and it was finally ready for SEMA.

Although the vehicle is being displayed on our partners, Ramair, booth - I will personally be just over the way on the Milltek booth and would love to talk to you if you have any questions on the build or exhaust! 

Milltek Booth 24313

I hope you're having a great SEMA and if you like the build let us know on our socials @milltekcorp

Brit Leigh
General Manager - Milltek Corp 


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