Usually, you celebrate turning 100 by — wait, actually, I have no idea how one would go about celebrating such a thing. BMW, luckily, has a pretty solid idea: engineer the M8, a vicious V8 that shares the snout of the company’s long-gone 850, and the color scheme of Syracuse.
[Editor's note] The car pictured above is the M1 Hommage Concept, which as a commenter named “Incorrect” pointed out, has been around for a while. The M8 is still in the works, but it likely won’t actually be this orange, or look exactly like this. Bummer.
Bavarian Motor Works is approaching its centennial in 2016, and rumor has it that the M Division (under Friedrich Nitschke, who is thankfully far more interested in automobiles than “the death of God“) will push its 600-horsepower, carbon-fiber’d roadster into production in time to throw BMW a proper birthday. There’s still a bit of an internal struggle over whether the vehicle will see the factory line, reports Automobile Magazine, so keep your fingers crossed.
Look for more information on the car at BMW’s M Division page soon.