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One Of BMW's Coolest Concepts Ever Just Got A Killer New Paint Job

It's amazing what a lick of paint can do to a car

The BMW 2002 Hommage concept seemed destined to be positively received upon its unveiling back in May. Being based on the rather excellent underpinnings of the BMW M2 made it noteworthy enough, but the exterior design that drew obvious inspiration from the iconic 2002 Turbo put this design study firmly into the motoring media's spotlight. The only way BMW could possibly top the 2002 Hommage, in fact, was to tart it up in a cool new paint job. That's exactly what's been done to the concept for its Pebble Beach debut.

Though still sporting the same name, the BMW 2002 Hommage does now come in an old school livery that makes an already awesome shape even more badass to behold. For our readers who don't quite get the reference being made via the "Turbomeister" livery (which, we expect, is only a tiny minority of you), the bright orange paintwork is a tribute to the Jagermeister-sponsored BMWs that have hurtled around various European race tracks over the years (namely the ferocious 600-hp 320 Turbo Group 5 cars). With BMW M2 running gear underneath, this Turbomeister 2002 won't have more than 350 hp on tap, but that should easily be enough to make this carbon-fiber-shrouded sports coupe a riot on the road and the track.

That is assuming BMW will let the 2002 Hommage venture onto the asphalt at some point in either its concept car state or, and we admit this is a bout of extremely wishful thinking, as part of a limited-run of road-legal versions offered to customers willing to pay through the nose. Even if this is the last we see of the 2002 Hommage, though, at least it's possible to say we got a pair of pretty awesome concept cars that paid tribute to one of the most iconic performance cars of the 1970s.

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