BMW’s Hommage of ‘70s racer

Wednesday 24 August 2016

BMW has introduced a new concept car, the ‘2002 Hommage’, inspired by the iconic 2002 Turbo from the 1970s.

With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s.  The 2002 Turbo race cars in the 1970s were sponsored by Jägermeister. However, BMW has opted to develop a new ‘Turbomeister’ livery that uses a similar design to the original Jägermeister script. Black, white and gold turbo emblems similar to the Jägermeister logo add a finishing touch to the original look.

BMW 2002 (Custom)

1970’s BMW 2002 Turbo

Using the same wheelbase and engine as the M2 Coupe, the 2002 Hommage gets short overhangs similar to the original 2002. A deep front splitter is shaped by three large air intakes, and the kidney grille leans inwards at the bottom.

It also features oversized front and rear wheel-arch bulges, complete with 20-inch wheels and tyres, which hide gold-painted M brake calipers. The rear end doesn’t have a huge spoiler synonymous with the race cars from the ‘70s era, but instead lifts up the bootlid to create effective downforce.

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