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BMW's turbomeister 2002 celebration

20 August 2016

The livery is a direct inspiration from the iconic Jägermeister paint jobs on racing cars like the M1, 3.0CSL, and E30 M3.

BMW first presented the 2002 Hommage at the Villa d'Este in May, and after looking at the pictures, I wasn't impressed.

Set to make its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, this model is said to celebrate the birth of BMW's turbocharged auto.

The front packs a reimagined version of the shark-nose style common throughout BMW's range in the 70s and 80s, albeit with a larger kidney grille than was common back then - like cars in general, the grille is a detail that has inexorably grown over the past few decades.

Furthermore, BMW Design, Michael Scully said "The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study-With its iconic orange and black paintwork, the vehicle has a color scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motorsport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s". The modern looks of these milled, multi-spoke items recall the racing rims of bygone eras.

BMW's turbomeister 2002 celebration
BMW's turbomeister 2002 celebration

Strangely, despite BMW's celebration of all things turbocharged, the company remains tight-lipped about the engine that lurks under the bonnet of the Hommage concept.

Even the headlight reflectors have been finished with a pale gold tint to give their light the yellow tint so often seen on sports cars in the early 1970s.

The large front apron, a stylistic and functional aerodynamic nod to those models of the 1970s, shortens the visual distance between the BMW 2002 Hommage and the road.

The rear-end design of the BMW 2002 Hommage also calls on elements of the 2002 turbo.

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BMW's turbomeister 2002 celebration