Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => Off-Topic => Topic started by: SweetVW on April 28, 2006, 10:42:32 AM

Title: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: SweetVW on April 28, 2006, 10:42:32 AM
Supposedly it owned by the family of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahya, the former president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu-Dhabi.  It is not chrome or silver paint, it is actual silver!! 8O
(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14349-2/Silver+A8.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/14353-2/Silver+A8+%232.jpg)
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: Eric18T on April 28, 2006, 10:57:07 AM
that was posted on AW 1-2 years ago. it is all dialed in by MTM also.
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: s4josh on April 28, 2006, 11:00:46 AM
They actually polished the alu body panels and clear coated then and then used a special chrome paint on all the plastic parts.
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: aowhaus on April 28, 2006, 01:52:06 PM
someone in Toronto completely chromed his BMW M3.
It is obviously not street legal, it gets trailored to many shows.
(http://www.borgps.com/chromem3/r5.jpg)
(http://www.borgps.com/chromem3/ass_img.jpg)
it's screaming for some clear corners and LED taillights.

I think it looks really cool, but if I can't keep my bathroom faucets spot free owning a chrome car would drive me nuts!
It better have a built-in Windex dispenser.

here are some photos of the chroming process:
http://www.borgps.com/chromem3/pics.htm
here's his offical site:
http://www.chromem3.com/
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: gragravar on April 28, 2006, 03:45:01 PM
yep, that A8 is actually polished aluminum, not silver.

see here:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/silveraudi.asp
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 28, 2006, 06:11:36 PM
I wonder why the M3 is considered not street legal...

Is there a law about being too shiny?
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: SweetVW on April 28, 2006, 08:06:35 PM
The pics came to me in an e-mail, I was just going by what it was "purportedly" saying.  Thank you for the correction.  


I agree with Winston, A highly waxed car would give off about as much reflection.
Title: Re: Now this is the A8 that I want!!!!
Post by: Spicoli on April 28, 2006, 08:53:04 PM
you know how if you're driving and your gf/wife uses the vaniety mirror to check hair, makeup, whatever when you are getting close to your destination...  I just have a silly picture in my head of some girl checking out how she looks as this car drives by.