However, there's a twist here. Make that a scratch (or more). You see, this Bimmer looks like it's been lapping circuits ever since the era mentioned above, as its wrap uses a worn-out look. This not only makes the retro nod even more convincing, but it also turns the M2 into one hell of an attention magnet. The second skin job also has an opinion-splitting aura, but this is another story for another time.
The circuit-inspired M2 comes all the way from Australia, with the wrap job having been taken care of by Exclusive Wraps. Mind you, the BMW comes from Euro car specialist Rencal Motors, whom we must also thank for the pics.
Truth be told, whether you check out this M2 from the distance or zoom in on the little details cracks and faux rubber marks, it's difficult not to fall in love with the rear-wheel-drive delight - notice that the standard car, if we may call the M2 that, was dressed in Long Beach Blue Metallic. The hue, which was launched on the X5 M and X6 M, might suit the M2 in a way that makes aficionados weak in the knees, but it has also become a common sight in the M realm, so the makeover seen here is more than welcome.
Speaking of which, worn-out motorsport wraps seems to be a thing these days. For instance, we've shown you what happens when such a take mixes elements from the Porsche world, such as the good old Martini livery and a GT3 RS, or a GT4.
Update: Thanks to Instagrammer jlyon9, we now have more pics of the CSL-ized M2, giving us delicious new angles, while also showing the Bimmer out in the wild.