Can you still remember the 70s BMW 3.0 / 3.5 CSL IMSA racing car based on the BMW E9 remember? The 3.0 CSL IMSA (Vehicle with the chassis number 2275985 is one of the best known) were among the first vehicles developed by BMW-Motorsport-GmbH and were also allowed to wear the official colors of BMW Motorsport in red, dark blue and light blue. As already mentioned, the series CS Coupé 3.0 served as the basis for the CSL homologation special (L = Lightweight), which fans also liked to call "Batmobile". Successes continued until the late 70s, with production ending in 1975 to make room for the successor, the BMW 6 Series.
IMSA BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe
Throughout the entire development span, the BMW 6-cylinder in-line engine strengthened thanks to the latest four-valve cylinder head from 3,2 to 3,5 liters, of which there were 5 vehicles in the specifications from BMW North America in the IMSA Camel GT series from 1975 and 1976 of group 4 were allowed to start. There were successes under number 25 in Sebring, Riverside, Laguna Seca, Daytona and Talladega. And also under the later No. 59 with driving like Sam Posey, Dieter Quester, Hans Stuck, Benny Parsons, Brian Redman, Ronnie Peterson, Peter Gregg and David Hobbs there were many successes. And now the graphic designer and designer Khyzyl Saleem Thought about how such an IMSA BMW 3.0 CSL could look like a "Batmobile street version". The vehicle essentially corresponds to the IMSA specifications from the 70s and even has the ultra-light BBS aluminum rims and, of course, the huge spoiler.
multi-part BBS aluminum rims also on the street version
The wheelset shows itself with highly polished rim beds and a rim star in matt gold and a look through the spokes reveals a sports brake system with red painted brake calipers. And the variant of Khyzyl Saleem can even be a real one Restomod build are called, because the main headlights with daytime running lights and the modern rear lights definitely come from the present. The huge spoiled body with its flared fenders and the huge rear wing is wrapped in an elegant black and in the area of the front passenger door, of course, shows the traditional Sidepipe sport exhaust system. In contrast to the vehicle from back then, the exhaust is integrated in special side skirts that connect the front and rear fenders. That didn't happen on the racing car!
no 113 Red / 114 Light Blue / 115 Dark Blue
The virtual copy is also significantly lower and the typical BMW M war paint in red, dark blue and light blue was used in favor of a certain "understatement“Waived. The term understatement is of course difficult, given the huge amount of spoilers. The street version of the IMSA BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe is definitely an absolute dream vehicle and it is highly likely that it will remain a rendering. But hope dies last. Because vehicles like one Viper on Vossen ML-R1 rims, the "The Kyza" M4, the E30 RFR30 and the spacey Need For Speed Volvo Polestar 1 show that every now and then ideas from Khyzyl actually make it into reality. Hopefully this will also apply to IMSA 3.0 one day! If we get the first pointers, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
(Photos: Khyzyl Saleem)
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IMSA BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe as street version!
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