BMW has given the world plenty of iconic cars – the quirky Isetta, exquisite RS 700, or the nearly perfect Z4 are just the tip of the iceberg. The German behemoth of automaking has won many hearts across the globe with its timeless, emotion-provoking designs and thrill-inducing performance.
Another model that gained an instant cult following was 3.0 CSL, also dubbed The Batmobile. The bat-like fins running along the top of the front fenders and the tall rare wings make it look like a ride for the likes of superheroes. You be the judge.
Bavarian Motor Works owes its success on the American market to 3.0 CSL. The car also had a very successful career on the track, having secured various victories. To pay respect to the legend, BMW introduced 3.0 CSL Hommage R at the 2015 Monterey Car Week.
To the disappointment of many enthusiasts, Hommage R is only a concept. But to the delight of the BMW fans, the car is still drivable. Although not street-legal, it can still take you places. BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R gets its alleged 500HP from an in-line six engine, has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and powerful Brembo brakes.
And the latest rumor is that the BMW team would be willing to create a street-legal version of the homage model, should the right buyer turn up.