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BMW Celebrates 40 Years of the M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol

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It has been four decades since a famous artist met a timeless machine. It took him less than 30 minutes to create this masterpiece, and it lauded by many to be the best combination of art and automobiles. That’s why BMW is celebrating 40 years of the M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol. To encourage the next generation of automotive photographers, BMW organized a social media “Shootout 2018” by asking for fan submissions. The winner was Stephan Bauer, a 29-year-old resident of Munich.

He was allowed to choose from a wide range of cars from BMW Group Classic, but his mind was made up well in advance. Under the famous exterior is a car every BMW fan would love to drive. This M1 was built to race, with a 470 horsepower straight-six behind the cockpit. The body was designed by Giugiaro (Italdesign) in Turin, and Dallara engineered the tube frame chassis.

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Ferrucio Lamborghini offered to build them, but there was a falling out after the prototypes were completed. Their goal was to beat up Porsche in Group 5 racing, and one day we will tell the story of how BMW M was given a blank check to build a supercar. We always have a few for sale, so click the link below to own a piece of BMW history.

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