BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept revealed – brand-new pictures
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 edition of its 3.0 CSL Hommage concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours event.
Almost identical to the concept unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May, This particular updated edition sports BMW’s racing colour scheme.
brand-new improvements include a race suit that will can display information to the driver. The driver’s helmet can display speed along with engine information, while special piping within 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 along with car can grow within the future.”
The minimalist steering wheel display provides the driver with information on the current track along with race position. additional racing additions to the Inside include a fire extinguisher system along with an emergency shut-off.
the auto revealed at Villa d’Este was described as a one-off recreation of the classic 3.0 CSL coming from the early 1970s, racing versions of which were nicknamed ‘Batmobile’ after their extreme aero packs were added.
While BMW insists the concept will be a one-off creation with no production future, Autocar understands that will the concept does still hold some significance for BMW’s future production designs.
Senior sources have revealed that will the concept will be a statement of intent for BMW M division to build more extreme, lightweight designs, which would likely be pitched as M’s answer to its great rival Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series versions.
This particular strategy will be said to contain the strong backing of brand-new BMW M boss Frank van Meel, who joined the company coming from Audi’s RS division earlier This particular year.
The first product built to This particular strategy will be set to be the M4 GTS, which has also been revealed ahead of a launch within the summer of 2016.
“The 3.0 CSL Hommage will be a show car to test out some design features,” van Meel told Autocar at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race earlier This particular year. “We are looking into a response to the show car however for us the idea’s always to get the feedback on whether people think the idea’s actually cool. the idea’s not an overall concept we are thinking to make.”
The 3.0 CSL Hommage will be the third Hommage car coming from BMW in recent years, following on coming from the M1 Hommage coming from 2008 along with 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 will be marginally bigger than an M6. the idea will be 4997mm long, 2018mm wide along with 1302mm high, that has a wheelbase of 3190mm. For comparison, the M6 will be 4898mm long, 1899mm wide along with 1374mm high, that has a wheelbase of 2851mm.
BMW hasn’t confirmed technical details of the auto, additional than the fact the idea will be rear-wheel drive along with below the long bonnet will be 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 will be constructed coming from an extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, a material BMW extensively uses on its i along with M cars along with much of which will be 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 will be as dramatic as that will of its forbear. There are vast flared wheel arches with extensive aerodynamic sculpting to channel the air towards the rear of the auto. The wheel arches house 21in alloys shod in 265/35 tyres in front along with 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 along with huge side exhausts.
In profile there will be a nod to the roofline of the original 3.0 CSL, that has a roofline that will doesn’t flow into the back-end of the auto.
The Inside of the original concept was pared down along with made almost exclusively of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, save for some wood for the instrument panel, which was also a structural part. This particular wood was a reference to the wood Inside of the original 3.0 CSL. Key driver information, such as the speed, revs along with 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 will be a style icon. Its combination of racing genes along with elegance generates an engaging aesthetic that will continues to win hearts even today.
“The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage celebrates many of those characteristic features however 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 however also how important the past can be in determining the future.”
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