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BMW M Concept Envisions Audi R8 Rival

 BMW M Concept Envisions Audi R8 Rival
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Artist's rendering of a BMW M competitor to the Audi R8 is bold...and completely speculative

A '3D automotive artist' has rendered his own imagining of what a BMW M competitor to the Audi R8 would look like. Of course, this is an entirely speculative rendering that has nothing to do with BMW itself.

The artist is Idries Noah, formerly employed by GM Holden's design team in Australia. Noah says he grew tired of waiting for BMW to develop a competing model to the R8 and so came up with one his own.

His main influence, other than the R8, he says came from water. According to Noah, design details were "inspired by what's called in surfing terms 'a Barrel or Tube'. It's where the wave is hollow when it breaks." This concept of rushing water is evident in the curves that round over the wheels and the styling cues on the doors which flow into the side air intakes. Those intakes sitting boldly on the protruding rear wheelbase.

Noah writes that the design for such a model has to be "Aggressive, Sleek, Agile and totally different from anything on the road today." Consistency with BMW's design paradigm is maintained by the "the trademark grille and hockey stick pillar."

Under the hood Noah envisions an amped-up version of the 5.0 liter V10 currently found in the M6.

Published Jun 16, 2009 4:45 pm By Alex Ricciuti

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 Work_Of_Art Work_Of_Art
R8 WANT TO BE, GOOD LUCK, TRY PUTTING SOME DOORS ON. RUBBISH = BMW DESIGN INSIDE OUT.
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July 16, 2009 10:18 pm
 germncarfan germncarfan
I like it, don't care for the back end too much, the front resembles today's bmw styling. I do like the r8, no I don't think bmw would put a plan like this into the mix.
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June 23, 2009 12:55 am
 vilivo vilivo
this time- really: looks like a R8
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June 19, 2009 12:25 am
 TheAlchemist TheAlchemist
I think it's about time BMW think outside the box. Audi's designs have always been dynamic. BMW, every series, just a fuglier rendition of the last.
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June 18, 2009 7:22 pm
 NCSdesignfan NCSdesignfan
Believe me or not, isn't the front part of this is vagulary similar to the other guy's BMW m1 concept design?! here's the link: http://trebeischrish.deviantart.com/art/...
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June 17, 2009 10:17 pm
 SigSauer SigSauer
Very neat design. Kudos to the creator. I'm actually thinking the M1 Hommage, which I do hope they produce, would be the R8 competitor.
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June 17, 2009 6:41 pm
 rsrtampa rsrtampa
Its funny when BMW is forced to play catch up with Audi.
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June 17, 2009 4:47 pm
 RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
Haha by photoshop... lol!!! notice no "oficial"...
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June 17, 2009 3:36 pm
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
it does look cool, but it does look a little too much like audi would do. common bmw, do something that has your classic flare :P
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June 17, 2009 3:17 pm
 DieselDog DieselDog
Nice idea - nicely illustrated. But in BMW's current world it does not have a snowball's chance in hell. No "xdrive" no "elevated seating position" no rear seats no trick rear hatch. In a sense, the idea would be a true sportscar. BMW seems content with building and conceptualizing loathesome SUVs and old-man vehicles whist shying away from its once core true sports cars. Not too long from now, I expect all BMWs to be more like Buick and Pontiac. What a shame.
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June 17, 2009 2:44 pm
 ale7501 ale7501
Audi R8 is considerd to be a flop marketwise, it's a great car, probably the best quality/price on the mkt... BMW would have to compete in a market that doesn't give lots of money in return. So as an M driver I am very sad but I think it will consider a project like this only if the automarket changes.... Anyway I would buy this one in White or Matt black tomorrow!!!!!!!Obviously RWD...
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June 17, 2009 11:13 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
I like the looks, but looks too cartoony to be a production car. If BMW were to create such a car, it will look x10 more boring than this.
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June 17, 2009 10:17 am
 alessandro alessandro
Look these comments - BMW is very moving brand, OK! Nice car. Looks unlike an R8. Some "ferrarismo" is palpable and it is good.
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June 17, 2009 9:36 am
 kuklukklak kuklukklak
Where's the engine? front or rear? This is goodlooking but irrational. I love the M1 much more.
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June 17, 2009 7:01 am
 NardoW12 NardoW12
The front of this car have too much R8 in it. It's like he slapped a BMW cover onto the R8's front. But the rear and side of this car looks great....nice work!
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June 17, 2009 6:46 am
 AndreaMatthews AndreaMatthews
Hi, I work at GM Holden and just wanted to let you know that Idries left us over a year ago.
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June 17, 2009 6:34 am
 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Wouldn't this guy get kicked in the head by his employer?
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June 17, 2009 6:28 am
 awhk awhk
It will be hideous anyway...
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June 17, 2009 5:34 am
 NauAudiS4 NauAudiS4
Why isn't this guy working at BMW?! It's the best BMW "concept" to come out in years, and it wasn't even conceptualized by BMW...
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June 17, 2009 3:52 am
 norther norther
as far as i see it, besides from Bristol411s3, i will be the only one that will say, in clear, pure english: this sucks, it is childish, it isn't original..... and of course, it is not a bmw. i really hope bmw wont even looks at this rendering. nonetheless....very well put bristol, you couldnt have xplained it better.
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June 17, 2009 3:09 am
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