M3s aren’t driven by wallies anymore which makes this, frankly, unfathomably cool: the BMW M3 GT2 Art Car by Jeff Koons.
Words: Vijay Pattni
Koons – evidently a fan of paintballing – styled the latest addition to BMW’s line of motors daubed on by famous people, and found inspiration by looking at images of race cars, vibrant colours, speed and explosions. Or an episode of TopGear.
The artist was even given a hot lap in an M3 GT2 which he described as “raw, unfiltered performance”. Or in layman’s terms, “RUDDYHELLTHISISQUICKGETMEOUTOFITNOW”.
He entered all of this information into his arty, colourful brain and out popped the slightly colourful M3 you see above.
Graphics on the car represent debris and supersonic acceleration, because for Koons, “cars are like life, they are powerful and have a lot of energy”. Not like a box of chocolates. Which would get melty.
The styling could not interfere with the M3’s weight or aerodynamics, because don’t forget, this very car will be nailed senseless at the upcoming 24hrs of Le Mans.
Koons needn’t have watched too much TopGear for explosive inspiration however – this M3 GT2 packs a 500bhp 4-litre V8 engine, able to hit 100mph from rest in just 3.4 seconds.