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1978 BMW M1 Procar

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#1 SRW_Ojan



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:16 PM







Top Speed: 192 MPH
0-60: 4.4 Seconds
Horsepower: 470 @ 9000 RPM
Torque: 282 @ 7000 RPM
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD

The M1 was the original "M" car, hand-built by BMW's motorsport division between 1978 and 1981. The marque's only mass-produced mid-engined car was brought to life following an agreement with Lamborghini to build a production racer in sufficient quantity for homologation. It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was responsible for a long list of renowned models, including the Lotus Esprit. The heavily-modified M1 Procar racer was unleashed in 1979 to contest the manufacturer's newly-devised one-make series, the BMW M1 Procar Championship. It featured race-optimized suspension and redesigned brakes but, despite its prominent front spoiler and adjustable rear wing, the Italian designer's handiwork was still very much in evidence when it made its track debut.

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#2 tomekf248



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

I remember that long time ago Declan Brennan told on Midweek Motorsport that this car will get a BMW works livery (probably without Wartsteiner ad) so I am little disapointed that didn't happened.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

Procar in action aroun Sonoma at late evening.

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