veritas rs


After World War II and the shut-down of German industry one of the most important prewar race cars, the BMW 328, got a new aerodynamic body in 1947 by Ernst Loof, who had led the BMW factory racing team before and knew that the legendary 6-cylinder engine was the most suitable power train available for his idea of a new sports and racing car. With Lorenz Dietich, who had worked for BMW’s aircraft engine division, and famous BMW motorcycle racer Schorsch Meier he created in their small factory at Meßkirch/Baden-Württemberg the BMW Veritas RS. Only the first models like this one here were allowed to wear the emblem of its noble benefactor, the later versions were just called Veritas RS (for Rennsport).