BMW Bringing 3.0 CSL Hommage to Villa d’Este
Over the last few years, BMW has made some dramatic and exciting statements about its past with modern interpretations of classic cars from the portfolio. Dubbed “Hommage” models, the first was the M1 Hommage that debuted back in 2008, and then they did it again in 2011 with the 328 Hommage. Now, BMW is preparing to grace the world with another radical concept they are calling the 3.0 CSL Hommage.
For those of you who are unaware, the original BMW 3.0 CSL from the 1970s was a wicked performance machine that was a homolgation special for racing purposes, and they still remain some of the most sought after BMWs today. The 3.0 CSL was so successful on the track that it won the European Touring Car Championship five times. The road car, shown below, came with a full aero package including flared fenders, large front air dam, and a massive spoiler.
BMW is going to release its new interpretation of this classic car at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in a few days. To prepare us for that day, they have released a small teaser of a massive wing and hugely flared fenders wrapped in high-vis yellow paint. I am not sure how I feel about the color, but this sketch certainly piques my interest to see just how wild this car will be.
Come back on the 22 of May and we will have all the details for you.
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Photos via [Bold Ride, BMW]