The Stella BMW | Technical Art on a 340 bph Canvass
BMW 3.0 CSL | E9 | Coupe Sport Leichtbau | Coupe Sport Lightweight | 1st Project of BMW Motorsport | 2 Door Sports Coupe | 3.0L Straight 6 340hp | Top Speed 270 kph 168 mph |
Nickname Batmobile or New Six Coupe | Homologated Special for Racing in the European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft | The 3.0 CSLs won the European Touring Car Championship every year from 1975 to 1979
Art by Frank Stella | Commissioned to create the second BMW Art Car | Used a black and white square grid pattern inspired by Technical Graph- Paper | Model 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL
A few photos to recap the unveiling of the Z4 GTLM CSL tribute livery in front of the classic BMW gathering at Cars and Coffee at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 14th. If you missed them in Amelia or Sebring, both cars will be on display at the New York International Autoshow from April 2-12.
40 Years ago, in May of 1975, the BMW Motorsport team, based in Hueytown Alabama for the season loaded up the No. 24 and 25 3.0 CSL race cars hit the road. They were headed west for Laguna Seca and Riverside for the next three rounds of the IMSA Camel GT season.
It proved to be a great trip to California with Hans Stuck finishing 2nd and 1st in the two 100 mile sprint races at Laguna Seca. The team then when on to dominant 1 - 2 victory at the 6 hour race at Riverside.
The No. 25 3.0 CSL makes the trip back to the scene of that victory next weekend. Come see us at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion August 13-16.