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      04-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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BMW Made of stone

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/21...BMW-From-Stone

This may be old news to many... but new to me





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An artist has created an astonishing lifesize model of a BMW sports car - made from seven tons of solid stone and mortar.

The BMW Z4 has chiselled stone wheels, bonnet and doors.

The seats, steering wheel and dash interior are made of formed cement and even the BMW logo has been etched into the chassis and wheels.

The grey car measures 13ft long, 6ft wide and 4ft high.

It's road-going version has a top speed of 155mph and usually sells for around 35,000 pounds.

Veterinarian Eric Brum, 32, photographed the sculpture in the 798 art district of Beijing, China, while in the city for a conference.

He said: "Walking down the road, I spotted what appeared to be a grey BMW Z4 M Coupe parked unusually.

"It caught my eye since I had raced a Z4 M Coupe the previous year.

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The stone interior of the BMW Z4
"So fair to say I took an interest the grey car, snapped a quick picture and walked closer to check it out.

"As I got closer, I saw it actually had a cobblestone surface to match the ground around it.

"I thought it was a wrap cover over a normal Z4 since the proportions of the car were so perfect.

"Even as I reached out to touch it, I didn't think it was really made of stone.

"Getting my hands on it finally, I was shocked - it was a rock solid stone replica and must have weighed at least six or seven tons.

"Duly impressed, I started taking pictures and examining the details.

"In addition to an exterior made of stone and mortar chiselled to the M Coupe dimensions, it also had a complete interior made of formed cement and glass door windows, windshield and rear window.

"Even the BMW roundel was etched in the correct locations."

The artist who created the model, however, remains anonymous.
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If I were to make a BMW out of stone, it would be an E46 M3 CSL!
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All recent BMWs are made of stone.
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WOW thats crazy...

new to me as well.
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is it ZCP?
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All recent BMWs are made of stone.
HAHA. Sure feels like it...
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omg...someone is a hard core bmw fan
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is it ZCP?
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News to me as well! Crazy project! I can't imagine the man hours involved with that.
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Old news on the Z4 side of the forum.
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