Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Sure it’s no fun having to work on Labor Day, but then you see a glorious image of a BMW decorated in yak bones and pure gold. If ever there was a reason to violate the sanctity of a holiday to get some writing done, it’s a gold covered, yak bone encrusted BMW Z4.

It was created for the China International Beauty Exhibition over the weekend in Guangzhou, China, according to the China News Service. That just proves beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It does look impressive when the aftermarket gullwing doors are open. 

Good Taste, Lots of Yaks Sacrificed to Make this BMW Z4

It took a carving artist named Su Zhongyang and 19 other Yak bone carvers three-and-a-half-years to create this stunning work of art. (In more than 35 years of journalism, this is the first time I have ever written the words “Yak bone carvers.”) They used the leg bones of 30,000 Yak to create this special one-of-a-kind coupe. My guess it is supposed to be some kind of dragon based on the pointed tail. According to one Pinterest poster, the scales are engraved with Diamond Sutra scriptures. In case you’re wondering, the Diamond Sutra scriptures are considered extremely revered texts from Buddhism that apparently have to do with cutting through ignorance or delusion among other things. I’ll let the irony of delusion and this car just sit there for a while. RELATED: See Photos of the Hamann BMW Z4

Good Taste, Lots of Yaks Sacrificed to Make this BMW Z4

Yaks, from what I can determine reading Wikipedia, are apparently related to bison. They can stand up to seven feet tall and can weigh up to 2,200 lbs. Which means they weigh about 1,000 lbs. less than a BMW Z4. Of course, that’s before gold being added to the exterior of a Z4. No telling what the curb weight is for this beauty, especially when you add in the yak and gold. RELATED: See images of the BMW Z4 GT3 racecar