The folks at Autoid have turned the ugly duckling into something resembling a swan.
UK-based automotive tuner Autoid has revealed the TRE TR1 carbon fiber body kit for the 2023 G87 BMW M2, and especially in the silver hue depicted below, it makes the baby M car look fantastic, at least to this writer's eyes. The M2 is still no graceful swan, but it's no longer a truly ugly duckling, either.
And this kit is certainly better than the hideous M Performance suite of add-ons that BMW offers; while BMW went over the top with wild decals and other styling changes that simply make the M2 a caricature of itself, Autoid has developed a kit - backed by a two-year warranty - that looks like it could (and should) have come from the factory.
The kit is made from 2x2 twill-weave carbon fiber and includes several components. At the front, a form-following splitter brings the front end lower to the ground and seems to make the fascia look more complete than before, while a vented hood gives the M2 a look first popularized by the F82 BMW M4 CS.
Side skirt extensions also appear with a restrained flick upward at the rear wheel arches. The rear bumper spats continue the line your eye follows behind the rear arches, while the trunk is adorned with a three-way adjustable wing that, again, looks to blend aggression with restraint perfectly. But our favorite pieces have to be the lower fender trims, which look like they were always meant to appear here.
The car also features a lowering kit of some sort and a new set of wheels with either a perfect offset or a set of spacers that fill the arches beautifully. The overall look is sleek, sporty, and stylish, but you'll have to wait a little while to avail yourself of the kit, as it is currently in development.
When it's ready, CAD design should guarantee a perfect fit. Autoid says the first deliveries will take place in Q3 2023, but pricing is yet to be revealed. Whatever it costs, it looks far better than the other options we've seen so far (Manhart MH2 560 kit, we're looking at you), and since the M2 produces even more power than advertised, you don't have to worry about spending cash on performance parts. Just fit this kit and watch the Instagram likes roll in.
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