Sometimes, some ideas are so off the wall that when they’re talked about, the consensus is it wouldn’t work. This E60 M5 owner’s idea for a distinctive look is certainly unique. Carbon fiber as a material for intake tracts, manifold plenums, hoods, spoilers and interior trim has become commonplace and its applications are limited only by one’s budget. Here’s an E60 M5 that was spotted in Rotterdam in the Netherlands with a carbon fiber “paint job”. The effect looks fantastic to say the least, and the addition of black grills and black wheels make this a car that looks fast just standing still. Capping off the dont-mess-with-me look is an Eisenmann exhaust with a note that definitely doesn’t belong to a luxury 4-door sedan.
There’s no detail on how the look was done or if it’s just some form of wrap, but the workmanship is very good. Take a look of the detail shots of the hood emblem and side grills/vents. What amazes is how the wrap, or “paint” really looks like a carbon fiber panel. Look at the edges of the doors and hood and the way the material wraps around the sheet metal. It is very clean and factory-looking. It’s a fantastic look that’s likely to inspire some copycats. For now, just enjoy this pristine example of how original ideas just never seem to run out when it comes to personalizing rides.
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