BMW 328 Hommage Concept – A “Futuristic Déjà vu”
The German automaker BMW has revealed its 328 Hommage concept, right before the car’s debut at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este near Lake Como in Italy. This exquisite concept is based on the company’s Vision Connected Drive Concept that we saw during the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show this year. Back in 2008, BMW launched another similar concept, the M1 Hommage.
The 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of the 1930s classic sports car, featuring a lightweight construction thanks to the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, achieving a curb weight of only 1720 lbs (780 kg). The car is powered by a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine but we don’t know how much power it produces.
This concept celebrates the 75th anniversary of BMW’s 328 roadster, a model manufactured between 1937 and 1939. The BMW 328 Touring Coupe still holds the record on the Mille Miglia circuit for the highest average speed. That car managed to achieve an average speed of 103 mph and it all happened way back in 1940.
The original 328 also featured a lightweight construction as the German engineers used a lot of aluminum and magnesium. As you can see, both models are basically cut from the same cloth to reach a lightweight construction, although the ways to achieving a low curb weight are very different.
Source: BMW via AutoBlog
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