If the squat retro coupe you see before you looks familiar, that’s because the BMW 2002 Hommage set to go on show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is making its second outing.
The 2002 Hommage first broke cover at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy in May, but this time the powder-blue paint scheme has made way for a retro-racer inspired orange and black finish.
Savvy spotters will also notice the “Turbomeister” decals and turbo logos that take the place of the original 1970s era 2002 Turbo’s sponsorship from a particular liqueur company with a similar sounding name.
The concept is designed to celebrate BMW’s turbocharged engine history, which began with the 2002 Turbo in 1973.
Strangely, despite BMW’s celebration of all things turbocharged, the company remains tight-lipped about the engine that lurks under the bonnet of the Hommage concept.
While the concept is undoubtedly turbocharged there’s no word on whether the engine has four-cylinders (like the original 2002 Turbo) or steps up to something more urgent, like the 272kW 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine in the new M2 coupe, or maybe even the 317kW version from the M4.
For a more in-depth coverage of the 2002 Hommage’s styling tricks and turns, take a look at our original coverage of the car back in May, and for a 21st century taste of BMW’s turbocharging technology check out our most recent review of the M2 Pure.
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