Gold-Plated BMW M5 Makes Chrome-Plating Look So Passé

The obnoxious car precious metals-plating cold war between Russian mobsters and oligarchs and Middle Eastern oil sheiks has jumped to the next level. Chromed cars are now passé, with one Russian stepping up his game with a gold-plated BMW M5. Naturally, it also has a chrome racing stripe. » 5/22/09 9:00am 5/22/09 9:00am