BMW M1 Protoype Spied?

 BMW M1 Protoype Spied?
BMW M1 Prototype Artists Rendering

Or maybe just a great Photoshop?

A completely undisguised photo from a hangar in Spain of what appears to be a prototype for the BMW M1 has turned up on freshtarmac.com, the debatable question we now need to resolve is, is this real? Or is it just a damn good photoshop? Either way, we are united in the WCF office that the styling of the M1 shown above destroys the best efforts of the BMW designers with the M1 Homage. The front fascia design borrows a number of elements from the M3 on this prototype, while the overall body profile looks strikingly similar to the Audi R8.

Our message to BMW can now be put simply - BUILD IT!!!!

Source: Freshtarmac via Autoblog
Published May 5, 2008 3:22 am By Clinton Deacon

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Han Solo
How I wish this car would actually make it into Production and I suddenly become rich and buy one for myself.
Nov 14, 2011 10:21 pm
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It looks more like a nissan 300zx.
Jun 18, 2008 10:20 am
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YESSS!!!! That's the car with a 5.0l V10 quad-turbo right??? I'm sick of people thinking BMW has accepted defeated by Audi and Merc!!! It's bout time BMW does something to show their superiority!
May 22, 2008 11:57 am
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BMW did say that they're planning to build a supercar called M10. It's an absolute scorcher; 0-60mph in 3.3 secs.
May 13, 2008 1:17 pm
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All you guys who said R8 imitation, how wrong and obseessed you are with the R8 coz some guy there has posted the websites where it clearly shows that it was an Alfa and an M3 used in this photshop. So stop with this R8 imitation crap is bollocks and should stop now b4 a Fiat 500 is accused of looking like an R8.
May 7, 2008 1:14 pm
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Ok so, I'm a spy and I actualy get to the new M1. Instead of taking multiple pictures quickly from various angles I take my time and simply take one picture from an angle which would be most suiting for a front cover of a magazine. Right...
May 7, 2008 11:14 am
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fake the background is B&W
May 7, 2008 3:19 am
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oh my god! they changed the wheels like i wanted tttoooo :D. ooohh, how sweet of BMW ;). tanx guys! have to say it looks much better than in the previous photos
May 7, 2008 1:02 am
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I think doesn't look too bad although isn't better than M1 homage. Besides i don't think that always exclusive BMW will imitate R8 body profile
May 6, 2008 11:06 pm
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BMW is under the pressure of illustration makers The design to make is far too hard. But look at number of comments, Jss...
May 6, 2008 7:38 pm
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Looks like an M10 not an M1. M1 will be the M line of the 1 series. Also, this is 100% photoshop because of the side reflector's, which is desgin by USA photoshoper. I got some photos of the Z10 and it looks like the M1 which posted in this site. My opinion, might be wrong might be correct. Good Luck BMW which you all the best.. ;)
May 6, 2008 6:36 pm
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can anyone see the z4 grille, or is it just me
May 6, 2008 6:34 pm
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Photoshop or not photoshop it´s an awsome car! Very good design! Looks perfect
May 6, 2008 6:00 pm
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BMW should hire You man!!
May 6, 2008 1:56 pm
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awesome photoshop. bit obvious though, if you think R8 with alfa headlights. still, someone should drop a copy of this on bangle's desk.
May 6, 2008 12:30 pm
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So these are Alfa Romeo 159 Headlights with M3 bodykit, he's very talented ...
May 6, 2008 11:28 am
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Well, there is no Hoffmesiter kink and around the rear window it looks too much like an R8...Must be a fake!
May 6, 2008 11:22 am
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it's a great photoshop :) Original: http://up.autotitre.com/forum/up/d04225ac77.jpg After: http://up.autotitre.com/forum/up/4db953cfde.jpg Final: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080505.001/photo1/bmw-m1-protoype-spied
May 6, 2008 11:01 am
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lets face it its actually an R8 with M3 bodykit.. audi still better for being original..
May 6, 2008 9:30 am
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Please BUILD IT !!!
May 6, 2008 9:08 am
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