BMW Turns 2002 Hommage Concept Into "Turbomeister" Through Factory Tuning Job

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BMW has revealed a stunning change of the 2002 Hommage concept, which will be publicly showcased at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance.
Based on the car that was showcased this may at Villa d’Este, BMW has given the vehicle a new livery, which is made to celebrate the birth of the turbocharged sports car.

This time, the exhibit is painted in a shiny shade of orange, and it has the upper half painted black, as if it were a racing model. The livery also reads “Turbomeister,” as a reminder to all that BMW launched a turbocharged sports car before it was cool.

In case you have not figured this out by now, “Meister” means master in German, and you already know what a turbo is. In other words, BMW wrote that it is a “turbo master” on this car, and will exhibit it at this year’s Pebble Beach for the world to see.

Unlike some marketing claims, BMW does have a point here - the original 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo was the first series-produced vehicle in Europe that featured turbocharging technology.

Karim Habib, BMW’s Head of Design, has explained that the team has chosen the orange and black livery because it is “synonymous” in the minds of motorsport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s.

If we take a close look at this car, we agree with the statement. Looking back at the concept shown this may, the color combo on the Turbomeister suits the vehicle better than the previous shade.

Since this is a concept car that is supposed to evoke racing, BMW painted the 20-inch wheels in gold. Their design resembles the pattern of the ones of the M4 GTS, but they are not the same. We almost forgot to mention that this vehicle has the BMW M2’s engine, for good measure.

The most striking element of this concept, as on the one that preceded it, is the fact that BMW has not used quad-headlights, as it usually does, but preferred a single set of headlamps. While historically correct, as the original 2002 only had two lights up front, it is unusual (to say the least) to see a modern BMW with single headlamps.
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