There are a lot of sticky things that automakers do to cars straight from the factory, but fake tailpipes are among the worst. Trapezoidal false tips are surprisingly common in the industry, even among high-end manufacturers, but no of them compare to the fake aftermarket “tailpipes” seen in this TikTok video. It’s no exaggeration to say that it could be the worst auto accessory ever.
The video is only a few seconds long, and we have to come up with an NSFW tag because of a secular song used in the clip. But a few seconds are enough to ruin this banana yellow BMW. We don’t know where the clip came from, or where we can find adhesive fake vents with equally fake exhaust tips. We know that sounds absolutely ridiculous, especially with this particular Bimmer already having a double-ended, single-ended exhaust on the rear fairing. Now he has six exhaust outlets – one for each cylinder maybe?
Let’s be honest – sticky auto supplements aren’t new. Dummy scoops and hood vents have been OEM designs for decades, and you can buy aftermarket add-ons at virtually any auto parts store for pennies on the dollar. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the horrific crime of adding badges to cars that don’t deserve them. Does anyone want to bet on the likelihood of this yellow BMW wearing an M badge somewhere? For shame.
The center-exit exhaust is certainly becoming a trend that isn’t just relegated to supercars. The Porsche Boxster has been offering it for years, and hot hatchbacks like the Civic Type R and Mini JCW GP use it with great success. But please, for the sake of all that is good and decent in the world, do do not let that fake center exhaust plastic add-on become the next absurd automotive fad. There are already enough problems in the world.