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BMW 328 Hommage concept car revealed

  1. Fact: the BMW 328 Touring Coupe from the 1930s still holds the record for the highest average speed on the Mille Miglia. Fact: it’s 75 years old this year.

    Fact: the 328 Hommage made in its honour looks astonishing.

    BMW has celebrated one of its most famous racing cars by feeding it through a rebigulating machine to create a thoroughly modern concept, and follows the rather glorious and rather orange M1 Hommage from 2008.

  2. Unveiled at Villa d’Este, the 328 Hommage is constructed using carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) as used in the M3 and M6, which is lighter than aluminium but stronger. The shape is all wedge-shaped Teutonicness housing a 3.0-litre straight-six of unspecified vintage. BMW makes this in a variety of flavours, so we’d like to assume it’s the 340bhp turbo’d sixer from the 1M coupe…

    Elsewhere there is leather, aluminium and even a couple of iPhones which double up as additional displays for driver and co-driver, essential when you’re trying to beat your PB on Angry Birds.

    Click through the gallery for all the pics…

  3. Classic BMW 328 (left) and Hommage (right)

  4. Classic BMW 328 (left) and Hommage concept (right)

  5. BMW 328 Hommage concept art

  6. BMW 328 Hommage concept art

  7. BMW 328 Hommage concept art

  8. BMW 328 Hommage concept art

  9. The original BMW 328

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