Matt Mullins has done everything from stunts in movies to driving with the United States secret service, but the BMW Performance Driving School chief instructor has never done this before. "This" in this case is creating postcards using a BMW M6 as the printing press.

A pressurized ink system was mounted in the trunk, which spayed ink up at the rear tires. It was controlled via a switch in the cabin of the turbocharged BMW coupe. Mullin then took the M6 out onto the track at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, where pieces of paper were placed in straight lines. Matt just had to spray the ink and drive over the paper, but keeping a high-powered machine such as the M6 in a perfectly straight line is still a little challenging. You'll just have to check out the video to see how he did.

When it was all over, the results of this little experiment were cut up into one-of-a-kind postcards, which BMW is sending out to M enthusiasts across the country. Sure you could create another BMW art car, or use the rear tires to do your best Jackson Pollock, but this way a great many fans will get to own a piece of yet another great intersection of BMW life and the art world.


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      KaBoomBOX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't they already do this with a Z4?
      luigi.tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid. NOT ART.
      Daekwan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have an even better idea. How about you go out and just drive the car hard? Like a normal fukking driving enthusiast.
      Max Bramante
      • 2 Years Ago
      So beautiful
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have got one by mail. It's pretty cool actually.
        booger
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        No it's not it's an insidious attempt by BMW at keeping the home fires burning and securing future revenue for their declining M line. Cunning maybe, silly definitely, but cool no.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is about all your M6 is good for anyways.
      Justin B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Same here, I received one by mail a few days ago. Modern art at its finest! I'm going to frame mine.
      Carac
      • 2 Years Ago
      I got one of these in the mail. BMW M is trying REALLY hard to bring me back. My family had bought 6 BMW's between 1992 and 2002...then I bought a 2008 M3, at which point I owned a 1988 E30 M3, a 2002 E46 M3, and a 2008 E90 M3. I now only have the E30, I regret trading the E46...and I have never looked back at trading the E90 and have since been moving up the AMG ladder. I love the brutality, power, and the fact that they are still fun to drive tooling around at 30-40mph thanks to the snap, crackle, pop of the overrun. BMW M and AMG are steadily trading places when it comes to Sport vs Comfort, and it will take a lot more than a postcard to bring me back. Starting with making cars that give good aural feedback without having to resort to synthesized engine noise through the stereo, significantly reducing weight, and getting back to making the ultimate driver's car.
        Rob Gomes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carac
        Er, I don't know about the AMG comments there. Note, I'm not a BMW buyer, but AMGs are still heavy. The C63 AMG with the AMG DP I drove was still more or less 3800lbs, which is tremendously heavy given its footprint (200lbs heavier than an M3 I think, with the sedan being 300lbs more). I'd also not consider any AMG to really be tremendously sporting on virtue of their tire contact patches. The C63 has to put 450lb-ft through 255-section widths. For comparison, a base Boxster has to put only ~210lb-ft through wider 265s. AMGs are bona-fide muscle cars. Arguably some of the best muscle cars you can buy. They're meant to be driven very very sideways (even the SL 65 tries to put 740lb-ft through a 285!), and with lots of smoke and noise. Granted, you can more or less get them to do what you want with all of that over-the-top nonsense going on, but the M cars would unsurprisingly be faster around a road course.
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