BMW have revealed the new Hommage racing car, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R – a car that celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the heady racing success of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975. The aim of the project was to seamlessly integrate the driver into the car with his immediate surroundings. This advanced approach led the designers first to the driver’s helmet, race suit and seat before moving onto the lines and surfaces of the interior. The helmet visor assumes the function of a display and projects situation based information such as the car’s speed, gear engaged, and engine revs into the driver’s direct field of view. This enables the diver to always have eyes on the road, and to fully concentrate on the job of driving the car. The exterior design is a genuine expression of BMW motor racing. The stretched body is framed by air defectors, wheel arches and a prominent rear spoiler which mirrors the original 1975 BMW. The colors and graphics used reference to its past. Exposed carbon fiber spotlight the commitment to lightweight construction, bring it into the modern era. The BMW ‘3.0 CSL hommage R’ combines classic Bavarian hallmarks within a modern and rich design language, adding an already glittering engineering achievement of 40 years ago.