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Radion Design's Rendering of the BMW M9

The M9 is supposed to be BMW's new supercar, picking up where the M1 left off. There are a lot of views regarding whether BMW ever had a supercar or not, and if such a supercar exists today amongst the Munich based constructor's line-up.
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Photo: Radion Design
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One thing is clear: if BMW ever had a supercar, it was the E26 M1. The M1 was build between 1978 and 1981 following an agreement between Lamborghini and BMW. The car was mid-engined, the beast that powered it being the M88/1 twin-cam. It was a 6-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfisher mechanical fuel injection.

The special thing about this engine was that it had 6 separate throttle bodies, 4 valves per cylinder and an output of 273 HP, giving the supercar a top speed of 260 km/h. Another interesting fact about the M1 is that all the cars were hand-build under the strict supervision of the M division of BMW. This meant that the amount of cars that could be manufactured was limited, and only 456 of them were built.

That's the only model BMW ever built, that could be regarded as a supercar. Nowadays there is a lot of ruckus over whether BMW is developing a new supercar. The expectations are high, given the fact that we have the Lamborghini Aventador, and the Ferrari Enzo, the McLaren P1 and the Pagani Huayra and other supercars around, supercars that will be the direct competition of the new BMW supercar.

One of the possible projects, that could be picked to represent BMW's supercar, could be the M9. Today we caught a glimpse of how it could look, thanks to the guys over at Radion Design.

The envisioned a potential M9 and it looks amazing. Of course, the iconic design elements were kept, and the whole futuristic image of the car was built around them. The kidney grille and double-round headlamps are still found in the new design and also the traditional long hood and short overhangs. Along comes a really low stance to make us feel like we're in the presence of a true supercar.

Source: Radion Design
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