BMW M5 Truck?!?

What if your dream car is an M-Powered pickup truck? Australian golfer Stuart Appleby found himself in this situation, so he built his own.

M5 truck concept sketch
http://www.caradvice.com.au

We've all thought of some prohibitively expensive or impractical vehicle customization that would convert our daily driver into a dream car. For example, I've always wanted to convert my Acura RSX Type-S into a midengined, rear wheel drive sports coupe, but for the money, it'd be cheaper to just buy a Porsche Cayman S and be done with it. But what happens when there is nothing vehicle on the market that fits your dream? What if your dream car is an M-Powered pickup truck? Australian golfer Stuart Appleby found himself in this situation, so he built his own.

BMW m5 ute
What do you call an M5 based truck? An M5 Ute? An El M5-amino? http://www.caradvice.com.au

rear view, M5 truck
http://www.caradvice.com.au

Nearly three years in the making, an M5-based pickup truck (or 'Ute, as the Aussies call it) sounds like a horrible idea on paper. The finished product, on the other hand, looks pretty darn good. Of course, die-hard M-philes will no doubt see this as blasphemy against "the Ultimate Driving Machine." Perhaps all of the time spent testing out the Dodge Ram for an upcoming review has given me a bit of truck fever, but I'm not ashamed to say that I like it!

Check out Appleby's site, M5UTE.com, for more information on the conception and creation of this truly unique ride.

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Antuan Goodwin gained most of his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and performance to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable. Email Antuan, follow him on Twitter, or like him on Facebook. Antuan

 

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