Back in the mid 1970's, BMW exploded into the Midship Engine realm with a sexy little car called the M1. It has since been laid to rest and been reflected upon with sadness and envy. Jump to 2008, and BMW has released a concept design that they are dubbing the "M1 Homage."
BMW M1 Homage Front
First off, BMW has made it very clear that this is a "concept design" and there are no "official" plans for production. However, keep in mind that there have also been rumors circulating that BMW was going to make a return to the Midship engine genre of supercars. If that turns out to be the truth, then this would be the perfect initiating step in that process.
The Homage is definitely built from design cues borrowed from the original. Sadly, there are no pictures of the interior or powerplant. One could assume however, that it would be either a cleaner diesel or a turbocharged small displacement inline-6.
BMW M1 Homage Rear
My only real issue with these images is that most of them look slightly computer generated. Not enough to completely write them off though. Anyone have an opinion?
From : Jalopnik