A procar bmw m1 painted in the colour scheme used by bmw motorsport for the later german touring car series see adac procar series.
Bmw m1 procar side.
Photography courtesy of the gp.
As a stepping stone towards pinnacle level motor racing the bmw m1 procar programme had done its job.
The bmw m1 is quite possibly the brands most famous race car thanks to the procar series.
The m1 road car was built from 1978 to 1981 with a tubular steel space frame designed by the automotive genius gianpaolo dallara and a fibreglass body that was penned by the great giorgetto giugiaro at italdesign.
The bmw m1 procar championship sometimes known simply as procar was a one make auto racing series created by jochen neerpasch 1 head of bmw motorsport gmbh the racing division of automobile.
The standard m1 featured the cast iron block bmw m88 straight 6 with 3453 cubic centimetres displacement.
Modified into the m881 by a team led by paul rosche it was capable of producing 470 horsepower at 9000 rpm compared to.
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The bmw m1 procar remains a central component of the history of bmw m.
Ending that year bmw announced its formula 1 engine supply to bernie ecclestones brabham team and with group 4 homologation achieved the bmw m1s became sports car world championship contenders from 1981.
Boasting a powerful six cylinder in line engine and a striking striking wedge shape created by renowned vehicle designer giorgio giugiaro the m1 instantly became a major player in the automotive world when it debuted as a road legal racing car in 1978.
The bmw m1 procar.
However it wasnt only used in the procar series and this 700bhp bmw m1 race car not only looks.
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Bmw introduced the m1 at the 1978 paris motor show and it was the german manufacturers latest and greats gt weapon.
Mechanically the procar m1s were extensively modified to meet the requirements of circuit racing.
Procar was a one make series developed by bmw around its new m1 a giorgetto giugiaro penned supercar with a 3453 litre inline six cylinder built by bmw motorsport and of which 453 road going versions were produced between 1978 and 1981.
1978 bmw m1 procar side 1978.
The bmw m1 was discontinued in.