29 Jul '15, 7pm
The #BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage—paying tribute to a legend: via @RobbReport
BMW’s Hommage concept pays tribute to a model that ruled its racing class four decades ago. In 1971, BMW introduced the 3.0 CSL, a production-model-based racecar that would dominate its competition in the ensuing years. The car won its class at Le Mans in 1973 and claimed the European Touring Car Championship that same year and every season from 1975 through 1979. In May, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, BMW unveiled the 3.0 CSL Hommage, a concept car that serves as an homage—hence the name—to the original. “We felt this was the right time to look into the ’70s, into a car that’s a pretty strong icon,” says head of BMW design Karim Habib. The surfaces of the 3.0 CSL Hommage feature deep folds and aerodynamic channels that flow over the back haunches and into the taillights. “That combination of very modern, very simple, very generous surfaces with this ove...