BMW 2002 Turbo Hommage
Submitted by Dan Buzdugan on Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:15
It's that time of year, Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este will showcase the most exclusive cars and whatnot. As per usual, BMW always displays a special concept or hommage, or both.
This time, they paid a tribute to the very special 2002 turbo model, which was their first car to feature turbocharged technology and it was one of the most appreciated car in those times.
2002 Hommage, a fantastic looking retro-futuristic concept, based on the M2, is BMW's model of choice. A stylish silhoutte which features a lot of design cues delights, as the special two-finishes silver paint ( top of the car is matte, lower part is glossy ), which separates the car in two distinctive parts with a carbon stripe, that surrounds the entire car over the hips.
Vented over fenders both front and rear gives the car a more imposing stance and appearance, the rear ends with a ducktail trunk spoiler, which is integrated in the trunk. The rear features stylish dark tail lights, when lit they showcase the BMW's specific L shape. The diffuser hosts a generous quad tail-pipe exhaust.
For the front, BMW went for single piece reflectors, finished in a yellowish hue, a tribute to that racing era. The side signals have been integrated in the aforementioned carbon stripe, which look like eyebrows. A single gloss black stripe connect the headlights to the "shark-nose" inspired grilles. Another '70s related design cue is the low slung front apron, which holds unique turbo lettering and M colors wrap in a distinctive way.
The entire look and stance is completed by a set of multispoke 20" bi-colored wheels on low profile tires.
A production model won't see the light of day, as with all their hommages, but we can expect some design cues to find their place into production models.