This BMW is not for the PETA activist

BMW M3 | June 18th, 2011 by 6
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Some of us have been to crocodile parks as kids, use wallets, bags, purses and briefcases made using crocodile leather. Wikipedia says the nutrient-filled crocodile …

Some of us have been to crocodile parks as kids, use wallets, bags, purses and briefcases made using crocodile leather. Wikipedia says the nutrient-filled crocodile meat is served as a dish in parts of Africa and Thailand. We’ve even produced “Crocodile tears” at the headmaster’s office. But here is a bizarre relation between a car and crocodiles – an unusual Eastern European tuner  created a BMW M3 covered in crocodile skin!

If someone told you tuners can’t think beyond horsepower and wheels, show them this – a customized 318i by Latvian tuner Vipon made using crocodile skin. The smart tuners haven’t yet acknowledged if it is actual croc skin or imitation material covering the length and breadth of the car, but that’s probably to stop an alarm setting off in your country’ customs office.

This BMW is not for the PETA activist

Vipon has joined hands with the acclaimed German tuner AC Schnitzer to add finishing touches to the car. LED lights, silver finish on the front spoiler, side skirts and a rear apron are some of the additions. Like most tuning packages, the car sits on special wheels. There is no mention of under-hood modifications, so displacement, power and torque ratings should be untouched.

What Vipon, AC Schnitzer or the car manual doesn’t tell you is that unlike the crocodile, the BMW crocodile edition cannot operate under water. If Steve Irwin was alive and reading this, he would have shut down his computer by now.

A target customer of this crocodile-camouflage BMW is the night-time crocodile rescue operation team along the Nile river bank where vicious crocodiles kill 100′s of people every year. If you thought a car covered with a crocodile, considered as one of the ugliest reptiles known to man, will find no buyers, remember that cigar-chomping, chest-haired men drive Barbie-colored lengthened Hummers in the West.

The Crocodile appeared 240 million years ago on planet earth and coexisted with dinosaurs.

Unless you are a croc-obsessed wardrobe junkie or making the next Lady Gaga video, we ask you to stay away from this.

[Source: Automotto via SteeringNews ]

 

  • Elgee

    ugly, useless, hard to wash, and more expensive than a matte paintwork…… 

  • Peter938

    That’s….gross.

  • Anonymous

    Like this!

  • Art

    Croc skin on a BMW? Haven’t they done enough after adding tail wings, the i drive fiasco, those hideous art cars and that designer who ruined its appearance? This reminds me of the Kaiser Dragon and its lizard covering.  See some of you at the Pittsburgh Grand Prix next month.

  • Me

    Interesting (read ugly), but it’s not a M3 as the title of the story (and first paragraph) claim. Come on guys your a BMW blog you’re supposed to know this…

  • Me

    Interesting (read ugly), but it’s not a M3 as the title of the story (and first paragraph) claim. Come on guys your a BMW blog you’re supposed to know this…

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