The 1980 BMW M1 Procar was a limited-production sports car that was designed for use in the Procar Championship one-make series. It was built between 1978 and 1981 and featured a mid-engine layout and a sleek, aerodynamic body. The M1 Procar was powered by a 3.5-liter inline-six engine that produced 470 horsepower, which was impressive for its time. The car was also equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and advanced suspension system, which made it a joy to drive on both the track and the road.
The BMW M1 Procar was one of the first road cars to have an engine that revved to 9000rpm, and it was a major technical achievement. The engine had an advanced fuel injection system, lightweight pistons, and a forged crankshaft, which allowed it to reach such high revs. Revving to 9000rpm creates a unique, high-pitched exhaust note that adds to the car’s overall driving experience.
This example is one of just 45 produced and finished with a striking tricolour exterior which has no fading. The car participated in Le Mans Classic in both 2016 and 2018.
Year/Make/Model: 1980 M1 Procar