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Can duct tape fix everything? If you need to keep two items joined together, this silver sticky tape has been a go-to product for generations. Originally designed to help keep home heating ducts joined together, one car designer found a new use for this tape. Let’s see what happens to a BMW M2 when duct tape is applied.

Has duct tape fallen into the wrong hands?

A quick online search brings up several uses for duct tape. Today, this useful tap comes in several colors, making it easy to mask its use, which stood out in its silvery glory in the past. That brings us to some design experimentation for the BMW M2.

Davis Yongwon Lee, chief designer of Adro tuning, took some red and black duct tape to his M2. Most might think he’d lost his mind using such a crude substance, but Lee knows what he’s doing. Lee is a former designer for Mercedes, Maybach, Hyundai, and Rivian. He’s also the man behind Adro’s redesign of the BMW M3 and M4. Because of this, it’s safe to assume Lee knows what he’s doing.

2023 BMW M2 Front View
2023 BMW M2 Front View | BMW

How was duct used for the BMW M2?

Using red and black duct tape, Lee changed the controversial aspects of the M2’s front and rear designs. Most changes took place at the front of the car, where Lee reshaped the boxy bumper intakes and changed the outline of the headlights.

When he turned to the rear of the car, he extended the taillight clusters toward the middle. This gave the rear a similar style to the BMW M4.

Why didn’t Lee use digital design methods?

Car designs have evolved from the days of using massive amounts of molding clay to digital renderings and artificial intelligence. Considering these advancements, it begs the question of why Lee would take a step back and use crude material to alert the styling of his own BMW M2.

Regardless of his reasoning, Lee used the real-life mock-up to create some digital renderings. The changes made to the M2 will likely become part of the next Adro body kit for the car. The new front end should be easy to produce, but the rear could be more difficult and costly.

Adro is among a handful of tuning firms providing aftermarket options for the BMW M2. Regardless of whether you drive an M2 and want an Adro kit or simply admire what Lee accomplished with these changes, there’s one important thing to remember:

“If it moves and shouldn’t, use duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use WD-40.”

Source: CarScoops