It involves laser beams!

It’s been just a couple of months since BMW unveiled the M2 Competition and the Germans are already looking to set a new world record with the coupe. In a newly launched video called "A challenge extended is a challenge accepted," BMW is teasing a record attempt that takes place in England. Unfortunately, there aren’t many hints as to what kind of benchmark this is.

The video is only 16 seconds long, and the only thing we can gather from it is that this record involves a powerful laser beam. The footage was also shot in a warehouse, which means that the record isn’t about the car’s fast acceleration and impressive performance, but more about its handling. We can also see a 60-second timer and a BMW engineer saying that “if the car doesn’t respond to the feedback precisely, we’re really not going to break this record.”

Well, at least we know that BMW wants to break a previous record. Given the short, 60-second benchmark, it’s probably something with drifting and the ability to complete a short course with tight turns. Either way, it should be a lot of fun to watch. And, hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long to find out what record BMW is trying to break.

As a brief reminder, the M2 Competition replaced the M2 with a slightly sportier exterior and a mildly modified interior. The big news lies under the hood though, where the M2 engine was replaced with the twin-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six mill from the M4. The unit delivers a whopping 404 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque and pushes the coupe from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.2 seconds.

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