M1 is a BMW Fan's Unicorn

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There was nothing else quite like the BMW M1 when it premiered before the world way back in 1978.

To this day, the BMW M1 is the only true supercar the German automaker has ever made. The upcoming i8 plug-in hybrid will only be the company's second supercar. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with engineering done by Lamborghini, the production M1 first premiered at the 1978 Paris Motor Show as BMW's first M car. At the time of its launch, the M1 was one of the most capable performance machines on the road, able to reach 165 mph and hit 60 in just 5.6 seconds - impressive numbers back then.

Even after all 456 units were made, the technology tricked down to more mainstream Bimmers. Here British car video team XCar takes a look at what's become a classic for fans of both supercars and BMWs.

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