BMW reveals classically-inspired 328 Hommage concept at Villa d’Este (+video)

BMW reveals classically-inspired 328 Hommage concept at Villa d’Este (+video)

BMW used last weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este glitzy annual event to show off it’s new 328 Hommage concept.

The historical concept is heavily based on the Vision Connected Drive concept vehicle recently revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and has been built to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 328 model. The original BMW 328 was a true success story for the German brand during the 1930s and was considered to be one of the finest-looking sports car of the era.

BMW’s 328 Hommage is a speedster body shape that features the latest in lightweight construction methods. Extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) on the concepts interior and exterior have given the concept an extremely light kerb weight of just 780kg.

The interior of the 328 Hommage is trimmed in fine leather, with high-gloss black, polished aluminum and carbon fibre pieces. For exterior design, the classic 328 design elements are obvious, there’s the vertically positioned double kidney front grille, the flat silhouette and wide-set tail lamps at the rear.

While no official info has been released on the 328 Hommage’s exact specs or mechanical details, rumours are that the concept is powered by an inline 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. More details may be released soon, but with a 780kg weight even BMW’s most humble engine would give this machine seriously strong performance.

Check out a video clip and images of the 328 Hommage below.

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