If you paid a visit to the recently-concluded Manila International Auto Show 2018, you may have noticed one of the cars on display at the BMW booth was a classic M1 sports car. Clad in racing red, the M1 stood out not only because of its eye-catching paintwork but also because of its links to the German carmaker’s past.
While BMW is known mainly as a maker of luxury sedans, coupes, and wagons, the blue-and-white propeller badge has likewise adorned quite a number of sporty offerings. To be more specific, BMW’s M division not only stands for Motorsport but likewise adds performance and even more driving pleasure to what are essentially everyday road cars.
And one of these in the M1. But this is not exactly a typical M-badged model. On the contrary, it possesses something special within those flanks. The looks, for instance, can easily be mistaken for an Italian sports car. True enough, the exterior penned by Giugiaro was indeed the result of a partnership between BMW and Lamborghini in the late 1970s to build a homologation special for motor racing.