The tuner's two new kits for the sports car don't make it pretty, but they certainly help.
German aftermarket tuner Alpha-N Performance has revealed two new kits for the G87 BMW M2, and each has retro throwbacks to hits from BMW's back catalog.
The first was revealed with the name Project Silver and draws clear inspiration from the CSL range with its ducktail integrated rear spoiler, while the second is called the M2 GT and appears to reference the E36 BMW M3 Lightweight (and Europe's E36 M3 GT).
Each has a slightly different take on styling, but both share common parts. We're not complaining, however. The kits may not make the M2 a pageant queen, but they certainly reduce how awkward its design seems.
At the front of Project Silver, we find the tuner's carbon front spoiler, which includes subtle vents, and its carbon fiber grille elements, which again pay homage to those of the M4 CSL. There's also a carbon fiber hood, which retains the standard unit's bulge but adds a neat U-shaped vent for heat extraction. The BMW roundels have also been swapped out for the tuner's logo.
Down the side, we see evidence of the Ohlins Road & Track coilovers with a lower ride height complementing a set of Proline 20x9.5-inch wheels in front and 21x10.5-inch wheels at the rear. Another highlight is the design of the front fenders, which now integrate a recess and a carbon fiber blade. In motorsport, this is done to reduce inner-arch air turbulence and to smooth airflow down the car. Here, it just looks awesome.
Finally, the rear shows a carbon fiber diffuser, while a carbon fiber engine cover is also included but not shown in these images.
The M2 GT is more extreme and gets a front spoiler with an adjustable splitter, again made of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber fenders reappear, but here they get a set of Porsche 911 GT3 RS-style vents. Again, racing cars use this to reduce air pressure in the wheel well. The side blades here are similar but have been refined slightly, and the rear wing is obviously much different. This features little Gurney flaps, but these will reportedly only be available at the end of the year.
The M2 GT also sets itself apart with Edelweiss wheels available in a square 20-inch setup or staggered with 21s at the rear. Other highlights that we can't see include a carbon fiber underfloor element and carbon fiber brake ducts.
Pricing has not been made available, and there are other options out there, but so far, we haven't seen a kit that flatters the M2's features as much as this one. Not even the factory-backed M Performance kit seems able to do better.