When the BMW 2002 Hommage Concept was first revealed to the public, not everyone was amused. It was designed to celebrate the 02 Series’ 50th anniversary yet people still needed to see that “oomph” on the car itself; hey, that’s just how you properly pay homage to the first series-produced car in Europe with turbo technology, right?
Now it looks like BMW went all the way back to the paint shop to redo the Hommage concept’s paint job. The German automaker has cooked up something even more enticing for the 2002 Hommage Concept – a classic livery that will make every jaw drop and head turn, making fans swoon over like hungry zombies.
The revamped version of the Hommage concept is now a more eye-catching burnt orange and black ensemble. It’s as beautiful as it can be and if you’re driving this baby ‘round town and still isn’t the talk of the town, then people should better yet get themselves a pair of glasses because this car is THE bomb. The cherry on top of this ensemble are the 20-inch gold alloy wheels completing the transformation of what was once a polarizing concept into a dazzling creation.
The concept car is dotted with liveries that herald the iconic Jägermeister liveries that were once embellished on the M1, 3.0CSL and the E30 M3. Its color scheme and livery are reminiscent of the triumphs of the 70’s, making it all the more a very iconic piece.
The BMW 2002 Hommage concept that first made its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este back in May featured an aggressive-looking shark nose fascia as well as unique twin kidney grilles and carbon fiber front spoiler. It also had red recovery hooks and a pair of retro-inspired headlights and golden reflectors which celebrate the 2002’s golden anniversary. The bulging wheel arches were installed to pay tribute to the homologated version of the 2002 turbo plus some extended fenders to accommodate the car’s wider track. The first version of the concept car also came with sporty side skirts and hidden door handles plus some carbon fiber band that wrapped around the shoulderline of the car. To add more touches of retro into the car, retro-inspired LED taillights were also installed. Other than that, the first version also featured an integrated rear spoiler as well as a carbon fiber diffuser flanked by a four-tailpipe exhaust system.
Overall, the first version of the 2002 Hommage Concept was all good except that its matte and high-gloss Space Race Metal paint job just didn’t do the trick. Even with the 20-inch light-alloy wheels backed up by a high-performing braking system with gold calipers, people needed to be attracted to what was in the outside FIRST before taking in the smallest details on the car. That’s when the saying “do not judge a book by its cover” becomes a point in this whole ordeal. Thankfully, BMW was able to make a better paint job on this tribute and can proudly put it on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance along with its other classic items.