BMW 328 Hommage

May 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

On the left is BMW’s 328, one of the best-looking and most successful sports cars of the 1930s, and on the right’s the 328 Hommage (yes, two m’s in German), a contemporary tribute unveiled this weekend at the Villa d’Este concours d’elegance. It’s a ‘possible interpretation’ of what the original designers Fritz Fiedler and Rudolf Schleider might have come up with in this day and age, and it’s of interest to us here at DTF as key features of both the original and the Hommage are their light weight and their aerodynamic performance.

The Hommage has much of its construction in carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), visible in both exterior and interior elements, and a material to be used extensively in BMW’s upcoming ‘i’ models, amongst others. “Even 75 years ago, the BMW 328 stood for sportiness and agility through light-weight construction”, says designer Adrian van Hooydonk. ” The BMW 328 Hommage Car pays tribute to this past and shows how BMW lightweight construction will develop. Carbon is the material of the future.”

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