BMW Czech Republic division revealed a new stunning pair of special editions, the BMW i3 and the i8 Starlight Edition, two models that show off the exceptional possibilities of BMW’s paint partners at Toplac. The matching i3 hatchback and i8 sports car have been painted not just in a gold tone, but with actual 24-carat gold.
What’s even great is that only one of each cars will be ever built, which makes these extraordinary BMWs a rare collector’s item. A special gold process was developed to create a smooth transition to the original color of the cars. The gold used by Liebscher Blattgold GmbH has a golden dust of 23.75 carat. Consisting of hundreds of thousands of golden drops and applied in four layers, the paint fades to black towards the rear of each vehicle to give the appearance of a starry sky.
Gold is also used on selected interior elements, mainly by ventilation exhausts, center panel or steering wheel logos and sill bars, also bearing the name of the special edition. Inside the two cars there is a plaque with the inscription “STARLIGHT Edition one of one”.
Both cars will also appear at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on July 4-5.