If someone held a gun to my head and demanded that I pick a favorite car between the Imola Red 2006 BMW Z4 M roadster or the Carbon Black 2001 BMW M5 I have owned, I would cry like a baby and weakly admit it was the Z4.
The reason for my reluctance would be my damnation from the automotive community as a whole. “HOW could you compare the two?! How could you pick the THAT over the E39??” they would seethe. To be very clear, this is not an easy choice. Both of these cars have their pluses and minuses. Both cars are beautiful, wonderful machines and I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to have owned both. So while the E39 was and is a piece of automotive history, the Z4M is a sexy beast that was an absolute blast to drive. Hell, even I looked good in it.
That being said, one of my favorite photos I have taken of my Z4M was at my previous place of employment. It was a side shot of the car after a detailing session. I loved everything about the photo except for the background. I finally decided to do something about it and spent a some time in Photoshop removing stuff I didn’t want in the photo. This is the results.