BMW has unveiled a concept car that combines modern technology and historical styling prior to this year’s Mille Miglia race in
However, the car’s power and control are provided by a modified drivetrain and suspension system taken from the new BMW Z4 M Coupe. The car is extremely lightweight and the latest design processes were used to stretch the aluminium shell over the lattice frame. The car is also coated in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic.
Its 343HP engine uses the six cylinder ‘in-line’ design for maximum power, and modifications have been made to the inlet and exhaust systems to give more of a ‘racing’ sound at both idle and full throttle. Side panels and the rear section were designed to allow turbulence-free flow of air up to the tail where the airflow is separated. The car also has carbon-fibre underbody fins and diffusers on the front and rear aprons for improved aerodynamics.