Idries Noah, who formerly employed by GM Holden’s design band ‘3D automotive artists‘ in Australia has rendered his own imagining of what a BMW M concept proposal for an Audi R8 rival would look like. Of course, this is an entirely speculative rendering that has nothing to do with BMW itself.
Recall that BMW produced its first and last mid-engined supercar, the M1, and even though the Bavarian firm raised expectations with the introduction of the M1 Homage Concept at last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the company has no official plans to resurrect the famous nameplate.
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Noah says he grew jaded of waiting at BMW to advance a competing pattern to the R8 and so came up with one his own. His core authority, other than the R8, he says came from water. According to Noah, figure minutiae were “inspired by what’s called in surfing terms ‘a Barrel or Tube’. It’s where the wave is hollow when it breaks.” This concept of rushing water is evident in the curves that around over the wheels and the styling cues on the doors which issue into the elevation air intakes. Those intakes sitting boldly on the protruding rear wheelbase.
Noah writes that the intend for such a copy has to be “Aggressive, Sleek, Agile and utterly different from anything on the highway nowadays.” Consistency with BMW’s blueprint example is maintained by the “the trademark trellis and hockey staff post.” Under the cover artist envisions an amped-up edition of the 5.0 liter V10 currently found in the M6.