BMW M2 Competition set a record for tumbling ballsJuly 30, 2018
The BMW M2 Competition sports car set a new Guinness record for the number of laser-cut balloons. For one minute the car destroyed 79 balls, improving the previous achievement of Ashrit Furman, who in 2016 burst 63 balls. In this case, the balls were not installed in a straight line, but in the form of the BMW M. logo.
For the record-breaking race, the M2 Competition was equipped with a powerful laser pointer Spyder III Krypton. With its help for a minute you can burst up to 100 balls, if you install them one by one. Thus, the manufacturer wanted to demonstrate the dynamic characteristics of the sports coupe, as well as controllability.
Under the hood of the M2 Competition is a three-liter twin-turbo six S55 from M3 / M4. The unit produces 410 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque and can be combined with a six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed robotic transmission with two clutches. From zero to 100 km/h, a two-door coupe can accelerate in 4.2 seconds (4.4 seconds with a manual gearbox). The maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour (280 with the sports package M Driver’s Package).