BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept revealed ahead of Pebble Beach
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R
Racing variant of BMW’s 3.0 CSL concept could point towards future BMW M products
BMW has revealed a racing variation of its 3.0 CSL Hommage concept car ahead the Pebble Beach Concours event, which takes place This kind of weekend.
Almost identical to the concept unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May, This kind of updated variation sports BMW’s racing colour scheme.
brand-new improvements include a race suit of which can display information to the driver. The driver’s helmet can display speed as well as engine information, while special piping inside the sleeves illuminates when both the driver’s hands are on the wheel.
BMW Group design chief Adrian van Hooydonk said: “With the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R we’re aiming to show how much closer the driver as well as car can grow inside the future.”
The minimalist steering wheel display provides the driver with information on the current track as well as race position. additional racing additions to the Inside include a fire extinguisher system as well as an emergency shut-off.
your vehicle revealed at Villa d’Este was described as a one-off recreation of the classic 3.0 CSL by the early 1970s, racing versions of which were nicknamed ‘Batmobile’ after their extreme aero packs were added.
While BMW insists the concept is actually a one-off creation with no production future, Autocar understands of which the concept does still hold some significance for BMW’s future production versions.
Senior sources have revealed of which the concept is actually a statement of intent for BMW M division to build more extreme, lightweight versions, which might be pitched as M’s answer to its great rival Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series versions.
This kind of strategy is actually said to possess the strong backing of brand-new BMW M boss Frank van Meel, who joined the company by Audi’s RS division earlier This kind of year.
The first design built to This kind of strategy is actually set to be the M4 GTS, which has also been revealed ahead of a launch inside the summer of 2016.
“The 3.0 CSL Hommage is actually a show car to test out some design features,” van Meel told Autocar at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race earlier This kind of year. “We are looking into a response to the show car although for us the idea’s always to get the feedback on whether people think the idea’s truly cool. the idea’s not an overall concept we are thinking to make.”
The 3.0 CSL Hommage is actually the third Hommage car by BMW in recent years, following on by the M1 Hommage by 2008 as well as the 328 Hommage, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the 328 racer in 2011. Like the 3.0 CSL Hommage, both the previous Hommage concepts were revealed at Villa d’Este.
The latest concept car is actually marginally bigger than an M6. the idea is actually 4997mm long, 2018mm wide as well as 1302mm high, that has a wheelbase of 3190mm. For comparison, the M6 is actually 4898mm long, 1899mm wide as well as 1374mm high, that has a wheelbase of 2851mm.
BMW hasn’t confirmed technical details of your vehicle, additional than the fact the idea is actually rear-wheel drive as well as below the long bonnet is actually a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine in combination with an ‘e-boost’ electric motor to aid with acceleration.
Living up to its Hommage name, the modern-day 3.0 CSL concept car is actually constructed by an extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, a material BMW extensively uses on its i as well as M cars as well as much of which is actually visible on the show car. The original 3.0 CSL was some 200kg lighter than the 3.0 CS on which the idea was based thanks to an extensive use of aluminium in its construction.
The aerodynamic Centeng of the brand-new concept car is actually as dramatic as of which of its forbear. There are vast flared wheel arches with extensive aerodynamic sculpting to channel the air towards the rear of your vehicle. The wheel arches house 21in alloys shod in 265/35 tyres in front as well as 325/30s at the rear. additional notable external surfaces design features include the extensive air intakes, the large fixed rear wing, roof spoiler, front splitter as well as huge side exhausts.
In profile there is actually a nod to the roofline of the original 3.0 CSL, that has a roofline of which doesn’t flow into the back-end of your vehicle.
The Inside of the original concept was pared down as well as made almost exclusively of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, save for some wood for the instrument panel, which was also a structural part. This kind of wood was a reference to the wood Inside of the original 3.0 CSL. Key driver information, such as the speed, revs as well as gear selection, could be shown on a display on the steering column.
BMW design chief Karim Habib said: “For BMW designers like us, the BMW 3.0 CSL is actually a style icon. Its combination of racing genes as well as elegance generates an engaging aesthetic of which continues to win hearts even today.
“The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage celebrates many of those characteristic features although without copying them. Indeed, some of the parallels are not immediately obvious. We wanted people to sense the family resemblance rather than see the idea straight off.”
Hooydonk added: “Our Hommage cars not only demonstrate how proud we are of our heritage although also how important the past can be in determining the future.”
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