A teaser image of the upcoming BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept set to debut on May 22 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015 has just been released. This follows on from confirmation that the German marque would be bringing two concepts to Villa d’Este 2015.
As the name implies, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept has been created as a modern-day interpretation of the original 3.0 CSL race car. As a result, it will be similar in theory to the BMW M1 Homage and 328 Hommage Speedster unveiled at previous editions of Villa d’Este.
The teaser image itself showcases dramatically wind rear fenders as well as curvaceous LED taillights. The taillights wrap around the fenders and stretch up to the base of the rear wing. The rear wing itself features a retro look and the concept is evidently finished in a bright shade of yellow.
In a press release, BMW said “The design of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage exudes sheer dynamics, with the body framed by striking air deflectors, powerful wheel arches and a prominent roof and rear spoiler. The stretched flanks serve as an elegant counterpoint to the distinctly sporty front and rear end.”
Munich/Cernobbio. On 22 May 2015, the BMW Group will unveil the new BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage to the global public for the first time at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This model is the BMW Design Team’s tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL, a timeless classic and iconic BMW Coupe from the 1970s. The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is a nod to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. The Hommage draws on the character of the earlier model and endows it with cutting-edge materials to translate it into the present in a new and exciting guise.
Exclusive, confident, athletic: the exterior design.
The design of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage exudes sheer dynamics, with the body framed by striking air deflectors, powerful wheel arches and a prominent roof and rear spoiler. The stretched flanks serve as an elegant counterpoint to the distinctly sporty front and rear end. Subtle and finely sculpted surfaces convey dynamics and exclusivity, while the extensive use of carbon fibre for the lower section highlights the car’s systematic lightweight design concept.
Elegant purism: the interior design.
The rigorously pared-down interior of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage renders its lightweight concept not only visible but tangible as well. All the elements in the cabin are absolutely essential and each constituent has a high-quality structural or driving-related function. In its materials and detail solutions, the Hommage displays technical supremacy and formal sophistication. Like the interior as a whole, it reflects the special character of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, embodying as it does a consummate combination of lightweight design, sportiness and elegance.