If you always wanted something truly out of this world, then the one-off BMW M850i Night Sky is perfect for you. That’s because the special edition 8 Series features most of its interior trim that are made from actual meteorite rock fragments.
You can’t get more out of this world than that, can you?
Built by BMW Individual, the M850i Night Sky has an exterior paint finished in special combination of two BMW colors – nonmetallic Black and metallic San Marino Blue. It is then finished with three layers of clear topcoat mixed with various pigment particles, giving it a unique color scheme similar to that of the cosmos. 3D printing techniques were then used on the mirror caps, fender vents, lower air intakes and even the brakes calipers in order to incorporate the Widmanstätten pattern found in meteorites.
Inside is where you’ll find the M850i Night Sky’s most striking feature – real meteorite fragments. The entire center console, engine start-stop button, gear selector, iDrive control knob and even the illuminated doorsills have inlays made out of meteorite rocks. The cosmic inspiration doesn't stop with just the space rocks though. LED lights have been embedded in the armrest, similar to stars and constellations. The same Widmanstätten pattern were also applied to the three-tone leather seats and even on the headliner.
Under the hood, the Night Sky continues to use the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found on the standard M850i that produces 530PS and 750 Nm of torque. It then sends power to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission
Pricing for the M850i Night Sky was not announced. Given the number of meteorite fragments used to build the car, expect it to also be astronomical.