BMW M Concept: Surf's Up, R8!
The M Concept has not yet left (who knows if it ever will) Noah's computer, hence the only technical feature dreamt up by the designer is the engine of the M: no more, no less than a 5l V10 unit (the one to be found on the M6, but with a bit more power: 536 hp) Otherwise, characteristics like speed, acceleration, fuel consumptions are yet to be decided.
Noah says that, actually, his muse for the project was nature itself. Apart from the kidney grille and the "hockey stick pillar", which are sourced from BMW, the rest of the car is designed to be reminiscent of water and the way it flows.
"The side (detailing was inspired by what’s called in surfing terms a Barrel or Tube. It’s where the wave is hollow when it breaks."
"If this car had to go into production in today’s day and age it would probably lose most of its aggressiveness and bold design features (And that’s sad because imagine pulling up next to an R8 in this…," Noah's says, according to seriouswheels.com.
It does have a bit of a ring to it, doesn't it?