Thursday, 1 May 2008

BMW Updates Classic M1 Sports Car - The Final Demise of Extravagance

This year's auto show Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este had the “primeur” showing the new BMW M1 Homage concept, a stunning, modern tribute on Munich's legendary super sports car. The M1 Homage holds remarkably firmly to the original of 30 years ago, which was a mix between BMW and Lamborghini, and which production ended in 1981.

In addition to a low styling, extended and intimidating, the Homage does remind us of the M1 in details as the central air exhausts in the bonnet, the blinds of the rear window, the design of the hatch back, the lines of the rims, even the colour orange. And the differences? A bestial front look, and headlights deeply set back. Although the sharp lines flow together to create a look of absolute grace, it is a monster on the road.

There is no production foreseen for the Homage, however it isn’t improbable that after an enthusiastic reception by the public of the prototype, BMW might decide to start manufacturing something identical, hopefully with the 5 litre V10 motor.

At this moment little info is available, but we expect a lot more assuming a press kit will be released sometime soon.

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