In May of this year, the world was shown BMW’s “CSL Hommage,” a concept that caters to the philosophies and genetics of the iconic E9 CSL. In both mission and spirit, the CSL Hommage reinvigorates BMW’s pioneering past while looking forward to the future of the marque, and just one glance at the concept will speak volumes to its heritage. Its aesthetics are fashion-forward and avant garde, inciting both positive and negative dispositions from BMW fans across the world.
BMW’s recent unveiling of the E9 CSL Homage was met with mixed reviews, and the forward styling of the car has left fans of the marque debating its aesthetics ever since. Now, thanks to Khyzyl Saleem and his unbelievable talent, we’re able to see the Homage transformed. Race ready with the classic Motorsport livery, BBS centerlocks, wide arches, and a very pleasant update to the front end of the car, the CSL is back to its former glory.
“Like a lot of kids, I grew up with Lamborghini die-casts and posters of hyper cars,” Stephen Sayer tells me. I had asked how he found his love for cars: a question I ask nearly everyone in preparation for their article-to-be. The answers vary, with cliche answers shoe-horned in more often than not. Stories of Porsche posters run rampant, and if anyone’s counting, it’s the “childhood 911 on the wall” that’s to thank for 9 out of 10 car enthusiasts.
After making the pitch to the big wigs at BMW, it’s a wonder if Herve Poulain ever fully realized how grand the Art Car Project would become. His vision, a series of BMW cars painted by commissioned world-class artists, was a unique take at blending automobiles with the arts.
Shark(Nose) Week continues here at StanceWorks, and with our 7th example out of the way, only one remains. For #7, we present the latest StanceWorks desktop wallpaper: a gorgeous shot of 3 legends gathered at Hutchison Island raceway, photographed by Rion Morse. Brought together by BMW in 2012, it stands as a rare occasion that the cars are reunited together once again.
To save the wallpaper full-size, simply right-click and save-as.