Karim Habib and his design team at BMW have unveiled a brand-new hommage idea at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza. The BMW 2002 Hommage pays respects to the original and famous 2002 Turbo. The automobile was designed by young French/Belarus designer Alexey Kehza and it incorporates retro design hints with modern accents, a trend that we’ve seen in all previous hommage principles. Based on the BMW 2 Series, the 2002 Hommage is a sensational looking automobile. Its horizontal carbon fiber that runs the length of the vehicle separates matte and gloss surfaces of the Area Race Metal paint, with the top section being matter and the bottom being gloss. It likewise has single-circle yellow-tinted headlights to match the original 2002 Turbo and consumes familiar M-colored livery in choose locations.
The front chin spoiler provides genuine downforce to the front end and those enormously flared wheel arches likewise funnel air through them and aren’t just there to resemble the 2002 Turbos. The huge rear wing is also there for aerodynamic functions and, coincidentally, also reminds us of the
E46 M3 CSL’s rear wing.
The bulging fenders are remarkable and sharp in their extension from the body, practically as if they were added after the vehicle was created, which is done intentionally to evoke the bolt-on fender flares of the 2002 Turbo, which were included for homologation functions after widening the wheel track. In a manner, it reminds us of the flared fenders of the 1M.
The 2002 Hommage is just a design workout but it reveals exactly what the M department could do with the 2 Series/M2 product packaging, which ideally will translate in the future into a very sporty, track-ready coupe.