BMW unveiled their newest concept car at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a superb modern interpretation of the classic 1970s BMW 3.0 CSL, simply called the 3.0 CSL Hommage. With this concept, the Bavarian automaker is celebrating one of the greatest sport coupes in its history, right on the beautiful shoes of Lake Como.
The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage still has the classic body of the original 3.0 CSL but it comes with a lot of modern design cues from the current 6 series and a totally aggressive front end, featuring a massive grille, laser headlights (with X-shaped centers that remind of old racecars) and fenders that seem to fold up over the hood.
From the sides, this supercar concept looks even closer to the 1970s 3.0 CSL, with stunning rear haunches, big fenders and a massive rear wing. The rear end of the car is also a wonderful combination of vintage and modern, with gently curved angular lines and a nice roof spoiler.
Even the color of the 3.0 CSL Hommage reminds us of the beautiful racing era of the 70s, finished in a wonderful Golf Yellow paint. Since it’s barring the tag “CSL” in its name, this Bimmer has to be extremely light, and if the original CSL used aluminum and Plexiglas to loose some weight, the new CSL Hommage has a lot of body parts made from the modern carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
Even the interior of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic to shed more weight. Inside the cockpit you’ll also find quilted bucket seats perfect for racing and an interesting V-shaped cross member at the back that looks a bit like a roll cage. It looks pretty stunning, right?