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BMW 328 Hommage

In commemoration of the BMW 328 75th anniversary (no, not the leased 328 in your neighbor’s garage), Bavarian Motor Works has created what really can only be described as a breathtaking reintepretation, recently revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como, Italy. Aptly called the BMW 328 Hommage, its resemblance to the original 1930’s 328 is a bit of a stretch, but BMW has managed to create a striking if not downright sinister look using a mix of throwback queues and stylings from modern models including the 6 series, Z4 and Vision ConnectedDrive concept revealed at the Geneva Auto Show.

Look a little closer though and you’ll see those notoriously obsessive German engineers have pored over weight-saving detail with an obsessive use of naked carbon-fiber in the spirit of its lightweight predecessor. The running concept is powered by a down-to-earth 3.0 liter inline-six with an automatic transmission, but these exercises are never about speed. Further markings of its concept status are external leather straps woven into the bodywork, impossibly small windscreens, criss-crossed black taped headlights (which are actually four separate LED lamps), spinner hubcaps, and a racy interior swathed in so much sculpted leather, aluminum, and technology that you’d swear the kill switch is actually intended for your dreams about a leggy blonde delivering you your very own 328 Hommage.

30 more glorious high resolution photos after the jump.