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BMW supercar stars in CAR’s new issue

By Phil McNamara

First Official Pictures

26 May 2008 11:16

BMW is preparing the M1 Hommage concept for production, the new issue of CAR reveals. ‘We have the know-how, we have the right engine, we even have the infrastructure to build such a car,’ vows BMW board member Herbert Diess. The supercar was shot exclusively for CAR, and following interviews with BMW executives, our July issue reveals key project details including:

• The timetable for production
• The three-strong powertrain line-up
• The lightweight body construction
• The plan for ‘heron-wing’ doors, and a driver-focused, multi-layered interior
• And why BMW’s new supercar won’t be called M1

Read the story in the July issue of CAR, on sale Wednesday 28 May. And let us know if you think BMW needs this rival to the Audi R8 by voting in our online poll, which you’ll find on the bottom right of CAR’s homepage.

The issue features six more exclusives, including the first shoot of Alfa’s new Mito hot hatch and a Tokyo group test of the Nissan GT-R, Lexus IS-F and Mitsubishi Evo X.

There’s also a free, 32-page Land Rover supplement in the middle of the magazine, including a stunning drive across the Oman desert in a Range Rover TDV8.