View Full Version : Car art: BMW’s powerful new 420-hp V8 engine for the M3

03-30-2007, 07:12 PM
March 29, 2007
Silvery and reflective now, the exhaust manifold turns a fiery red when the M3 flexes its muscles.
Often, there's beauty in everyday objects from nature. Ditto for some of mankind's engineering creations. The artistry behind BMW's new V8 engine for the M3 is one such as example, as evidenced by the accompanying slideshow. The exhaust manifolds have some of the almost-human, ever-so-slightly erotic forms echoed in Edward Weston's 1930 photograph of a pepper (http://www.artnet.com/artwork_images_613_114477). And the isometric view of the exhaust system could be a metallized human (a anexoric-thin human) pumping iron. See for yourself below. </p>

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