BMW M2-based 2002 Hommage concept marks the 50th anniversary of the original 2002 turbo

The BMW 2002 Hommage has returned to the spotlight at this week’s Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach as BMW once again celebrates the 50th anniversary of its original boosted model, the 2002 turbo, entering production.

The concept was first shown at Villa d’Este in May with blue paintwork, but it now sports an orange ‘turbomeister’ livery, designed to evoke the iconic Jägermeister paint scheme used on 2002 racing cars in the 1970s.

Other than the new look, the 2002 Hommage concept is unchanged, so it features the same classic 2002-inspired shark nose, vertical intakes either side at its front and a number of air intakes to optimise airflow and maximise downforce.

The car’s underpinnings are based on those of the M2. However, BMW hasn’t confirmed whether that car’s 365bhp twin-turbocharged straight six engine has been retained and has instead called the 2002 Hommage a pure “design concept”.

BMW design boss Karim Habib said of the refreshed model: “The 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based. With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motorsport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s.”

Watch the original BMW 2002 Hommage video below:

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19 August 2016
Why are they so conservative with the road car styling?

I no its not always easy to productionise this type of thing and there are far too many "pedestrian safety regs", but if they really went for it they'd sell more, even if its limited to the M cars....

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