In August every year car enthusiasts from all over the world gather for the Concours d'Elegance(Competition Of Elegance) in Pebble Beach, to immerse themselves in the fascination of both automotive treasures from years gone by and pioneering studies for times to come. The BMW Group has come up with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, a car that celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the heady racing success of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975. 1975 was the year the Bavarian manufacturer founded BMW of North America, its first official sale company outside Europe. It was also the year in which BMW Motorsport made its debut in motor racing stateside, in the IMSA series, with a specially made BMW 3.0 CSL. Just a few weeks later BMW recorded its first, historic triumph at the 12 hours of Sebring. This was followed by a succession of victories, including one at Laguna Seca, just 15 miles from Pebble Beach. Motor racing is all about the ability of cars to mesmerize, about the unbridled joy of driving, as such it represents the heartbeat of BMW.
Give the aim of achieving the best possible fusion of driver and car, the driver was the logical starting point for the design of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R. For the seamless integration of the driver into the car, the designers extrapolated the principle of driver focus beyond the geometric from of the interior. IN the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, the idea of centering attention on the driver begins with his immediate surroundings. This new approach led the designers first to the drivers helmet, race suit and seat before moving onto the lines and surfaces of the interior. This way of doing things changes the nature of conventional interior functions. As the layer of interaction closest to the driver, the helmet visor assumes the functions of a display and projects situation-based information such as the car's speed, gear engaged and engine revs into the driver's direct field of view. He BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R thus enhances the drivers direct perception. The idea of the Head-up driving-related information without distracting the driver, is therefore expressed in a whole new way.
The front end of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R is one of the broadest and lowest of any model in the BMW family, positively exudes power and athleticism. The flow of the surfaces and graphic accents in the front apron showcase the car's wheels and underline its wide, powerful impression. In the centre of the front end is a large version of the signature BMW kidney grille, which references the upright form favored at the time. The familiar four-eyed face, when its contemporary, hexagonal interpretation, emphasizes the sporting intent of the front end. Laser lighting and LED technology enable slim, modern light graphics and the narrow contours of the headlights give the BMW the focused look typical of the brands cars.
A stylized, blue-lit 'X' inside the lights separates the light functions from one another and at the same time , recalls the X-shaped headlight taping used for endurance races. The large, black front splitter made from carbon fibre and with accents in BMW Motorsport's colors sets the seal on the front end as it plunges down to the road. Together with the kidney grille, it creates a large stylistic aperture, providing a visual hint of the engine's power and performance.
There is no mention made of a powertrain, with a name like 3.0 CSL, rumors are that the M3/M4 3.0 litre turbo sixer is lurking under the bonnet and an eboost system using energy accumulators situated behind and underneath the seats. Also, its almost definitely rear-wheel drive.
The perfect fusion of driver and machine.
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