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BMW M1 Protoype Spied?

BMW M1 Prototype Artists Rendering
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
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Published May 5th, 2008 10:22am By Clinton Deacon

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Han Solo Han Solo
How I wish this car would actually make it into Production and I suddenly become rich and buy one for myself.
Nov 15th, 2011 5:21am
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mwsdr mwsdr
It looks more like a nissan 300zx.
Jun 18th, 2008 5:20pm
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Decypha Decypha
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 22nd, 2008 6:57pm
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BMWdude BMWdude
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 13th, 2008 8:17pm
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wisp wisp
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 7th, 2008 8:14pm
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mps mps
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 7th, 2008 6:14pm
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spamme spamme
fake the background is B&W
May 7th, 2008 10:19am
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norther norther
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 7th, 2008 8:02am
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driver driver
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 7th, 2008 6:06am
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alessandro alessandro
BMW is under the pressure of illustration makers The design to make is far too hard. But look at number of comments, Jss...
May 7th, 2008 2:38am
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aalreziza aalreziza
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 7th, 2008 1:36am
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unknownuser unknownuser
can anyone see the z4 grille, or is it just me
May 7th, 2008 1:34am
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Paulds Paulds
Photoshop or not photoshop it´s an awsome car! Very good design! Looks perfect
May 7th, 2008 1:00am
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afterace2 afterace2
BMW should hire You man!!
May 6th, 2008 8:56pm
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lucifa lucifa
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 6th, 2008 7:30pm
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Speedoholic Speedoholic
So these are Alfa Romeo 159 Headlights with M3 bodykit, he's very talented ...
May 6th, 2008 6:28pm
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schagtai schagtai
Well, there is no Hoffmesiter kink and around the rear window it looks too much like an R8...Must be a fake!
May 6th, 2008 6:22pm
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simK simK
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 6th, 2008 6:01pm
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SDman SDman
lets face it its actually an R8 with M3 bodykit.. audi still better for being original..
May 6th, 2008 4:30pm
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driv3r driv3r
Please BUILD IT !!!
May 6th, 2008 4:08pm
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kevoluetion kevoluetion
Thats excellent photoshop work!
May 6th, 2008 1:58pm
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