BMW Concept Mille Miglia 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

BMW Concept Mille Miglia 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

BMW Concept Mille Miglia 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

As the 2006 edition of the Mille Miglia historic auto race prepares to kick off, BMW has unveiled this stunning concept car to commemorate its involvement with the classic road races. The BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006 evokes the lines of the classic BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe, which won the Mille Miglia in 1940. The Mille Miglia is an annual historic race which was first run in 1927, but after a horrific crash in 1957 the race was suspended. In 1977 it was resurrected as a race for classic sportscars. Only models which competed in the original event are allowed to enter the Brecia to Rome and back again marathon race.  The Touring Coupe reasserted its mastery of the classic road race in 2004, when it claimed victory in the Mille Miglia storica – the reincarnation of the event for historic racing cars.
The carbon fiber bodywork of the Concept Coupe is a modern aerodynamic interpretation of the aluminum-bodied Touring Coupe, and wraps around the capable chassis and drivetrain of the BMW Z4 M Coupe. The Mille Miglia Concept Coupe is a pure styling exercise – BMW has no plans for a production version.
While working the metal, the interior designers let themselves be inspired by traditional paper folding techniques. There also, forms and structures are created without artificial connections, which despite their light weights offer impressive stability. By the way, this is not the first time the art of Origami, originating in Japan, has inspired automobile construction. The folding technique used to accommodate airbags in the smallest possible space is also essentially influenced by this method. But for designing entire interior landscapes, this solution represents something of a revolutionary accent.
The BMW press release follows the jump, with lots of pictures of this unique car.

BMW Concept Mille Miglia 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

BMW Concept Mille Miglia 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

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