BMW Individual, a customization program that allows BMW customers to customize their own Beamer, recently welcomed a customer with a never-before-done idea that he wanted to do on a BMW M6 – using koa wood in the car’s interior finish.
For those who don’t know what koa wood is, it’s a pretty special – and rare - tree found in Hawaii that can only be harvested when a tree dies by itself or is uprooted by a storm. Hawaiian native Mark Carson figured that since the wood has been used in a number of other things – jewelry boxes and musical instruments – why not use it in the interior of a car.
So Carson sought out BMW with his idea and through the car brand’s BMW Individual program, he was able to get the go-signal from BMW that his idea of using koa wood in the interior of a BMW M6 was completely possible.
Months after he floated his idea around, Carson went all the way to BMW’s Munich headquarters to fetch his new ride: an Ontario Gold-finished BMW M6 with a koa wood interior finish.
Needless to say, the car looks amazing. Nice digs there, Mr. Carson!