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

Munich. Let us drift! The two new BMW M4 Competitiveness models (mixed gasoline usage: ten.2 – nine.nine l/a hundred km in accordance to WLTP mixed CO2 emissions: 233 – 227 g/km in accordance to WLTP) becoming driven by the Crimson Bull Driftbrothers are now all set for the racetrack. Backed by the BMW M GmbH, the brothers Elias Hountondji (35) and Johannes Hountondji (forty) have finished the conversion and preparation of their new cars for the 2021 year of the Drift Masters European Championship. On ten and 11 July throughout the year start of the sequence in Greinbach (AUT), the Driftbrothers will be using the BMW M4 Competitiveness to the starting up grid for the pretty first time.

“I am deeply amazed with what the Crimson Bull Driftbrothers have managed to coax out of our cars and would like each of them every accomplishment for the start of the year. The outcome also shows how superior a foundation the BMW M4 Competitiveness offers for motorsport use. From the start of its improvement, we experienced created the generation car to also form the foundation for our GT icon, the BMW M4 GT3, which we officially offered throughout the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring pretty much two months ago,” claims Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH.

Elias and Johannes Hountondji have modified each BMW M4 Competitiveness models comprehensively in purchase to adapt them to the exclusive needs of drifting. They doubled the peak general performance of the straight 6-cylinder power device of the BMW M4 Competitiveness to 1,050 hp and elevated highest torque to pretty much 1,three hundred Nm, this becoming certainly critical for drifting. Elias Hountondji speaks with admiration for the generation engine’s substantial likely. “It is by nature a genuine racing motor in a highway-lawful car or truck, so to talk. When you seem at each component of this motor, it is distinct that many engineers have put a ton of assumed into producing an ideal style and design,” the young of the two Driftbrothers claims. In purchase to realize the substantial improve in general performance, the two brothers mounted, amid other factors, a exclusive, specifically effective cooling circuit along with an additional 2nd cooler at the rear.

What’s more, the aerodynamics ended up extensively modified and optimised for drifting. Besides benefitting from their individual expertise, the Driftbrothers also relied on the know-how of BMW style and design experts. Pretty much all freshly created aerodynamics factors ended up produced exclusively at BMW M Prototype Design. “It was a fantastic honour for us to collaborate with experts from the style and design and prototype building departments. With their support we ended up able to carry out our tips perfectly,” claims Johannes Hountondji.

For example, the Driftbrothers’ BMW M4 Competitiveness was fitted with a new BMW kidney grille to optimise the source of air to the motor compartment.

Moreover, carbon was utilised to deliver a new spoiler lip (gurney) for the tailgate, side coverings for the rear diffuser and attachments for the side sills from the M Performance Sections portfolio. These ended up complemented by so-called winglets, which optimise airflow at the entrance splitter and at the rear of the entrance wheels as nicely as in entrance of the rear wheels. Must the need crop up throughout the training course of the year, the generation of an air scoop for the bonnet would also be achievable.

Pursuing the year start in Austria, the Crimson Bull Driftbrothers will be competing in a further more 3 rounds of the Drift Masters European Championship, the world’s primary drift sequence. The 2nd and the third round will be held in Riga (LAT) on thirty/31 August, the year finale in Tiflis (GEO) on 4/5 Oct.

The Crimson Bull Driftbrothers have participated in the Drift Masters European Championship given that 2018. The forty five greatest drivers from Europe, the United states and the Middle East contend in this invitation sequence. For some many years now, Elias and Johannes Hountondji have ranked amid the top rated drivers in the drifting scene and ended up, amid other successes, 2017 King of Europe winner and vice winner. In 2016 and 2017, they also seized the crew title there. What’s more, this year, the brothers will be creating visitor appearances throughout the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring (GER) and the Crimson Bull Ring (AUT), as nicely as throughout the Austrian Method 1 Grand Prix, furthermore at the Crimson Bull Ring.