Every now and then, BMW releases a concept car that is the design team's way of honoring its classic models. Last year it was the M1 Hommage (which the BMW i8 essentially pulled its design language from). In 2011 it was the crazy open-top roadster 328. BMW did it again today; the automaker introduced a reimagining of its classic 1970s coupé with the all-new 3.0 CSL Hommage concept car.
Everything about it — from the big rear spoiler, to the molded body kit look, to the "Golf Yellow" coloring — is sure to ruffle traditionalists, but that's sort of the whole point of concept cars in the first place. Unlike the i8, this car won't even see a limited production run.
That said, there are a few things to love about this car, like the gorgeous futuristic cockpit. The Golf Yellow color looks like it works really nicely in the piping and stitching of the bucket seats, especially contrasted against the jet-black material. The minimalist steering wheel also looks great, and is eerily similar to the one found in the Golf GTE Sport concept car that VW unveiled last week.
Look closely and you'll also find the classic BMW blue and red lining a curved wooden dashboard. There's even an element in the center console that lets you strap down a few racing helmets. If you're a big fan of #longform reading, there is a ton more detail available on BMW's website. The company also released a bevy of photos, renderings, and concept art, which you can see below.