Stuart Appleby's BMW M5 Ute, Now In Full Detail

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It didn't take long after showing you the unveiling of Stuart Appleby's now finished BMW M5 Ute before reader Gustav hit us up with a link to Stuart's favorite hangout at, where a raft of high-resolution images have been posted. These new shots confirm what we suspected: This is one lusty beast of custom-camino perfection. Some of the style may be a bit over-the-top, but remember this thing makes its home in Australia, so it has to fit in. While the M5 Ute hasn't hit the dyno yet or "tested the chassis," the builders are projecting grunt in the range of 460 HP. We hope Mr. Appleby maintains his relationship with Bridgestone as we imagine he'll require frequent replacements for those 275/30R20 rear tires. Many more images after the jump.



I dated a chick like this once. She started out sophisticated and practical, then as she settled into the relationship her true colors began to show: mainly a wardrobe full of black and red. Time went on and rather than maturing into the responsible adult she so promisingly appeared to be striving for, she had a complete makeover into a goth vampire. As she took less care of herself her ass grew a bit, lost the shapely form it once beheld but I wasn't about to complain. She was still hot, even more aggressive and in all eventuality became more fun. Then she started drinking. This came at the worst of times, when financial freedom was severely limited by constant job changes and a lousy economy (when is it ever not lousy), resulting in less and less time spent together. Even at those times it was mostly writhing and squirming under the lightness of alcohol-induced power struggles. Unable to get a grip, she crash landed in the arms (loins actually) of some rich kid more capable of feeding her with more shit while I moved on to greener pastures.

I'm not really making a statement for statements sake here, but the analogy and similarity is uncanny. I'm sure many can relate... and if you are going to a greener pasture or anywhere not paved, don't drive an Alfa.