Two BMW i vehicles are getting the epitome of a luxurious upgrade with actual gold paint.
Already distinct in their bodywork and design, the BMW i3 hatchback and i8 sports cars are instantly recognizable thanks to their sporty and futuristic appearance. Now, a BMW division in the Czech Republic has made sure no one overlooks its special Starlight Edition i3 and i8 duo.
Literally painted in 24-carat gold, the two vehicles that make up the Starlight Edition underwent a detailed finishing process in order to apply the gold dust in four layers. Designer Zoltán Matuška and painter Miroslav Špičák are the gilded-minded duo behind the special paintwork.
The gradient finish was created by applying layers of the gold paint on top of the existing six-layer coat of sleek black paint. Both vehicles also sport gold interior accents on the door sills, center panels, and more to match their luxe exteriors.
The vehicles are slated to be auctioned off in order to raise funds for the VIZE 97 Prize. The prize is awarded annually to an influential intellectual by the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel foundation.