Richard Hammond drives the BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’
Richard rags the homologation special widely regarded as the first BMW ‘M’ car
Posted: 01 Apr 2011
Right then, clearly, this is one for the car-modifiers among you. If you like a swathe of sticker or a decent spoiler, then the BMW 3.0CSL ‘Batmobile’ must be the one for you, right? It’s even got little lateral ‘air guides’ running the length of the front wings, for goodness’ sake. Well, there are two big surprises lurking here. Number one is the fact that, despite looking like something scribbled on a schoolbook by a 12-year old, it’s a very serious piece of kit. I know – take another look and just roll that thought around: ‘It’s a serious car’. It’s like introducing a children’s entertainer with a fake nose onto Newsnight as a heavyweight politician.
Words: Richard Hammond
Photos: Justin Leighton
This feature was originally published in the February issue of Top Gear magazine