Our friends at Top Gear recently got up close with BMW’s 2002 hommage concept.
“Very few cars have the visual audacity to trade blows with a mint BMW 2002. But this new 2002 Hommage concept – unveiled at Villa d’Este on the eve of the concours show – might just be up to it. Just don’t call it a comeback. Though the narrative surrounding this 2002 Hommage – the latest in a long line of BMW concepts honouring past icons – trades heavily on nostalgia, it’s just the latest salvo in BMW’s ongoing commitment to the “ultimate driving machine”.
Because with the advent of the autonomous car looming heavily on the horizon (and one previewed by BMW itself with the Vision Next 100 concept), the 2002 Hommage is a smack in the face to the future, a carbon-fibre haymaker to remind us that actually, some of us still like to drive now and then.”