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Life giving you lemons? Make lemonade. That's the spirit in Munich that lead to BMW producing the only mid-engined sports car in its 98-year history. The project resulted from a collaboration with Lamborghini (now owned, incidentally, by arch-rival Audi) to meet Group 4 homologation requirements. Lamborghini withdrew, the FIA changed its rules, but BMW built it anyway.

Arguably one of Giorgetto Giugiaro's finest designs, the M1 packed a 3.5-liter inline-six, driving 273 horsepower to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual. The Procar racing version turbocharged that output up to 850 hp and attracted the top drivers in a one-make F1 support race series.

Over the course of three years, the Bavarian automaker only built 456 examples of the M1, and for BMW enthusiasts, there's no vehicle more coveted. But don't take our word for it – let Petrolicious tell one noteworthy owner's tale in the video below.


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      fordskydog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there a dog sitting on top of that priceless unicorn of a car?
      Glenn
      • 1 Year Ago
      My most lusted after car when I was a kid.
      MikeInNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome car. I used to see Peter Gregg's art car ( http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads18/M+11305117182.jpg ) occasionally when going to Ray Korman's open house in Greensboro, NC. A real beauty in person.
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll be honest... this never touched my wet dreams for the Lamborghini Countach...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Unfortunately, it just wasn't that good.
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      KeiCarLvr
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can see where the nice-looking i8 gets its inspiration from.
      fordskydog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there a dog sitting on top of that priceless unicorn of a car?
      fordskydog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there a dog sitting on top of that priceless unicorn of a car?
      fordskydog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there a dog sitting on top of that priceless unicorn of a car?
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Excellent.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing to beat a Ferrari Enzo!! There's no end with the Enzo.... Oh..... What a hottie??
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing to beat a Ferrari Enzo!! There's no end with the Enzo.... Oh..... What a hottie??
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