Last night spy photographer Palbay contacted us to share a series of images of BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe at the BMW Performance Center Skidpad in South Carolina. The water adds a nice effect to the shots, and serves to underline just how much fun the driving school instructors were having at the time.

The 1 Series M Coupe recently joined the rest of the M car fleet at BMW’s $12 million Performance Centre, where SkiddMark correspondent Tony Braybon visited during his time with the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team at the Sebring 12Hrs last year.

BMW 1 M Coupe at the Performance Centre in Spartanburg

There’s a lull in the spy business at the moment around BMW’s Spartanburg plant, but Palbay is on the lookout for the facelifted 2013 X6, X3 M and also the “Super X6 M” which should be showing up soon.

It’s never a dull day in Spartanburg, except when it rains, and even then there’s reason for Joy if you’ve got a 1 Series M Coupe and some wide-open tarmac.