Undoubtedly “Suicide Squad” was one of the most anticipated movies last year. Add an artist such as Rene Turrek and a BMW i8 and you get the perfect cocktail for a truly unique vehicle, one that The Joker himself would dream about driving.
While it may be debatable as to whether or not the movie lived up to the hype, it seems that it had a strong enough impact on some to the extent that they decided to incorporate the movie into their own projects. Such is the story of Rene Turrek, an artist that decided to incorporate the movie into the automotive culture by designing a “Suicide Squad” themed BMW i8.
While it may seem less interesting as a project build because of virtually no performance modifications, the sheer amount detail the outside of the car outputs is enough to convince any skeptic. First thing that pops out is the three tone paint job. The red, toxic green and pure white blend in accordingly to form the identity of the “Suicide Squad” BMW i8. The i8’s lines seem to blend in with the vast coloring applied to the body of the vehicle.
The hood seems to be the center of the masterpiece with a crazy Joker pulling down on his hair on a toxic green background surrounded by “Ha-ha” lettering. Rene Turrek’s design of the “Suicide Squad” BMW i8 is truly a masterpiece. However, it is not just about the look of this particular BMW i8. It is also about the ingenuity surrounding the design itself.
Rene Turrek has incorporated green LED lights on the hood design, projecting the movie’s atmosphere further into reality. The “Ha-ha” lettering was also painted with a special glow in the dark paint which makes the car seem full of surprises on one hand and quite crazy on the other. Without a doubt this looks and feels like a car that The Joker himself would probably be interested in driving were it not simultaneously a silent hybrid vehicle.
It is surprising how much of the BMW feeling has been kept in this particular vehicle. The BMW i8 by Rene Turrek is by no means an alter ego of the same vehicle. It retains the spirit and feel of the BMW while it takes on another meaning as well. The vehicle is a successful attempt at combining two aspects of two different worlds without canceling each other out.