Gallery: M celebrates its 40th birthday
And TopGear.com headed to Germany to join the party… Rowan Horncastle reports
Posted: 11 Dec 2013
But there may be one car that can trump the 3.0CSL ‘Batmobile' for design. The M division's first all-out road car and BMW's only ever supercar - the M1.
By all accounts, the birth of the M1 was so complex, painful and expensive it had the makings of a great Jeremy Kyle episode. We've covered the subject before in one of our history lessons, but when TopGear.com came into contact with the example above, I wasn't too concerned about its troubled birth. BMW had given me the keys to the bright red wedge of irreplaceable 70s supercar, and one foggy, wet and cold Nordschleife to test it on. No pressure.