There are certain earthly elements that people have deemed more covetable than others – diamonds, gold, and, if you ask your brother-in-law, Bitcoin, to name a few – but BMW has searched beyond our planetary confines to find just the right material with which to adorn its new one-off M8.
The BMW Individual Manufaktur customization team put together the Individual M850i Night Sky using, among other things, meteoric material.
In other words, this Bimmer has bits of space rock in it! The unique 8 Series’ release was hooked on a meteor shower that was anticipated to light up the night sky from January 3 thru 4.
BMW’s Individual Manufaktur division promises to take the coupe’s “exclusivity in design and material selection into a whole new dimension” by literally embedding fragments of meteorite into interior features like the stop-start button, the centre console’s trim plate, the gear selector lever and the touch point for the iDrive system, as well as the door sill finishers and model badge.
But the space theme doesn’t stop there. There’s the centre console lid with illuminated constellations, and liberal use of the “Widmanstätten pattern,” which appears on the surface of meteorites as a result of some space science that’s too heavy to get into here.
Suffice it to say that it looks kind of like goth version of plaid and is entirely badass. The Night Sky displays the Widmanstätten pattern on the headliners and centre console’s trim finishers in the interior, and on the brake disks, mirror caps and other exterior details.
The new BMW is also showcasing some nifty 3D-printed components, including aluminum brake calipers.
Underneath all the extra-terrestrial treatment is the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.
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