If there’s one model from BMW’s extensive history that we’d like to see come back, it’s surely the M1. Sure, the 3.0 CSL was a legend, and the 8 Series was slick – but the M1 was a proper mid-engined supercar, even if that engine was just a modest 3.5-liter inline-six.
Well Rain Prisk has answered the call – if not with a physical revival of the machine, with an artistic one, at least.
This latest rendering shows two very different (and entirely theoretical) takes on the Giugiaro-designed Bavarian wedge. One, as you can see, is slammed to the ground – scraping the tarmac with a (virtually) dropped suspension and riding on big fat Dunlop slicks.
The other takes the same approach that the Estonian designer applied to so many other supercars: lifting it up off the road and beefing it up with all manner of off-road gear, from the knobby tires and the bull bar to the auxiliary lighting.
Both might strike the purist as a perversion of the most ultimate of Ultimate Driving Machines. But they sure do get the juices flowing – at least as much, at any rate, as BMW’s own Hommage concept or its modern embodiment in the form of the hybrid i8.