Perhaps the most interesting car at this year’s Melbourne motorshow is BMW’s M1 supercar concept.
The German powerhouse has the largest stand here in Melbourne and to showcase their lineup, the orange M1 concept sits beautifully in the middle.
The new M1 pays tribute to the original back some 30 years ago. Back then the original BMW M1 had a mid-mounted 6-cylinder engine that just made over 200kW of power. How times change.
The new M1 not only looks a million times better but it’s also powered by an upgraded version of BMW’s familiar 5.0-litre V10, putting out an enorous 378kW of power.
The M1 is purely a design concept to show-off the expertise of BMW’s design team, however if it ever does go into produciton it will compete against the Audi R8, Porsche 911 Carrera, Ferrari F430 and perhaps even Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage.
The M1 is by far one of the most interesting cars at this year’s show.