BMW has given the recently shown 2002 Hommage model an evocative Jagermeister-style paintjob for its Pebble Beach reveal
After its initial reveal at the Villa d’Este Concours earlier in the year, BMW has brought its 2002 Turbo Hommage car to the Monterey Car week with a new Jagermeister-inspired paintjob. Set to make its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, this model is said to celebrate the birth of BMW’s turbocharged car.
While nothing substantial has actually changed from the last time we saw this M2-based concept
, BMW has applied a very bright orange, black and gold colour scheme, which mimics the original Jagermeister-sponsored cars that defined a lot of BMW racing activities in the 1970s. Look closely however, and you will notice that the text actually reads ‘Turbomeister’, while the logo also bears an image of a turbocharger.
At the front, BMW has fitted deep front spoiler, with reversed ‘Turbo’ lettering just like the very first 2002 Turbos. It also gets a pair of small headlights, which is a significant departure from the quad headlights of all recent models. They also feature a yellow tint, a look that harks back to period racing cars. Wide boxy wheelarches engulf the 20-inch wheels, which have been given a gold paint finish – just like the BBS split rims that would have featured on the original racers.
The 2002 was an important car for BMW, especially in the USA. This was the first of BMW’s cars that genuinely made a success of the American market, and it remains a cult classic in the USA to this day.
‘The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study,’ says Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. ‘With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s.’