BMW M1 Concept to appear at Villa d'Este ConcoursEnlarge Photo
Showing BMW's increasing distance from the Chris Bangle flame-surfacing design language of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the M1 is a smooth, flowing, yet angular wedge with a low brow, high haunches and the signature kidney grille.
Details should accompany the official debut tomorrow at the Concorsa d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, but until then, we can reminisce about the original M1.
Powered by a 277hp (204kW) 3.5L straight-six, the 160mph (260km/h) M1 accelerated to 62mph (100km/h) in just 5.6 seconds. A collaboration between BMW Motorsport and Lamborghini and designed by Giugiaro Italdesign, only 456 examples of the car were made.
For more on the history and lore of the M1 supercar, read our 30th anniversary coverage.
BMW M1 Concept