2021 BMW M4 Competition With Top-Mounted Exhaust Goes Tandem Drifting

Rodolfo Schellin

Munich. Let us drift! The two new BMW M4 Competitiveness products (mixed gas use: ten.2 – 9.9 l/one hundred km according to WLTP mixed CO2 emissions: 233 – 227 g/km according to WLTP) being driven by the Purple Bull Driftbrothers are now prepared for the racetrack. Backed by the BMW M GmbH, the brothers Elias Hountondji (35) and Johannes Hountondji (40) have concluded the conversion and preparing of their new vehicles for the 2021 period of the Drift Masters European Championship. On ten and 11 July all through the period start of the collection in Greinbach (AUT), the Driftbrothers will be having the BMW M4 Competitiveness to the beginning grid for the very first time.

“I am deeply impressed with what the Purple Bull Driftbrothers have managed to coax out of our vehicles and would like the two of them each individual good results for the start of the period. The end result also demonstrates how very good a foundation the BMW M4 Competitiveness provides for motorsport use. From the start of its development, we had intended the manufacturing motor vehicle to also sort the foundation for our GT icon, the BMW M4 GT3, which we formally introduced all through the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring almost two months ago,” suggests Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH.

Elias and Johannes Hountondji have modified the two BMW M4 Competitiveness products comprehensively in buy to adapt them to the special calls for of drifting. They doubled the peak effectiveness of the straight 6-cylinder energy device of the BMW M4 Competitiveness to 1,050 hp and increased highest torque to almost 1,300 Nm, this being definitely critical for drifting. Elias Hountondji speaks with admiration for the manufacturing engine’s massive opportunity. “It is by nature a real racing engine in a street-lawful car, so to communicate. When you look at every single ingredient of this engine, it is apparent that several engineers have place a large amount of considered into making an exceptional design and style,” the more youthful of the two Driftbrothers suggests. In buy to reach the massive raise in effectiveness, the two brothers mounted, amongst other factors, a special, specifically productive cooling circuit along with an further next cooler at the rear.

What’s more, the aerodynamics ended up thoroughly modified and optimised for drifting. Besides benefitting from their individual experience, the Driftbrothers also relied on the expertise of BMW design and style experts. Practically all freshly intended aerodynamics components ended up made solely at BMW M Prototype Building. “It was a terrific honour for us to collaborate with experts from the design and style and prototype construction departments. With their support we ended up equipped to employ our strategies completely,” suggests Johannes Hountondji.

For case in point, the Driftbrothers’ BMW M4 Competitiveness was equipped with a new BMW kidney grille to optimise the provide of air to the engine compartment.

Moreover, carbon was used to deliver a new spoiler lip (gurney) for the tailgate, aspect coverings for the rear diffuser and attachments for the aspect sills from the M Performance Parts portfolio. These ended up complemented by so-named winglets, which optimise airflow at the front splitter and at the rear of the front wheels as nicely as in front of the rear wheels. Must the require occur all through the system of the period, the manufacturing of an air scoop for the bonnet would also be probable.

Adhering to the period start in Austria, the Purple Bull Driftbrothers will be competing in a more a few rounds of the Drift Masters European Championship, the world’s main drift collection. The next and the third spherical will be held in Riga (LAT) on thirty/31 August, the period finale in Tiflis (GEO) on four/five October.

The Purple Bull Driftbrothers have participated in the Drift Masters European Championship because 2018. The forty five finest motorists from Europe, the United states of america and the Center East compete in this invitation collection. For some many years now, Elias and Johannes Hountondji have rated amongst the prime motorists in the drifting scene and ended up, amongst other successes, 2017 King of Europe winner and vice winner. In 2016 and 2017, they also seized the team title there. What’s more, this year, the brothers will be creating visitor appearances all through the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring (GER) and the Purple Bull Ring (AUT), as nicely as all through the Austrian Components 1 Grand Prix, also at the Purple Bull Ring.

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