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Racer X Design Unveils The BMW RZ-M6

Posted in BMW, Car Photography, Cars, Concept Cars, Custom, Design by Suzanne Denbow | January 15th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

Drawing heavy inspiration from the E24 6 series, automotive design firm and tuning house, Race X Design, has created the ultimate next-gen 6 Series: the BMW RZ-M6. Ultimately looking to modernize the design without losing any of the 6 Series’ classic charisma, Racer X chose to keep the basic frame of the vehicle intact, only widening the RZ-M6′s stance ever so slightly to provided a more aggressive, road-hugging aesthetic. Although small technical details like “funding” and “customers” have so far prevented Racer X Design from creating any sort of production timetable for the RZ-M6, at the very least they’ve created some pretty bitchin’ wallpaper.

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BMW RZ-M6

Inspired by the earlier generation E24 6 series, the RZ-M6 captures the stylish and aggressive looks of the older generations of BMW’s and puts them in the current 6 series . This is what the current 6 series could look like, by replacing body panels, yet keeping the basic structure intact. The body is 50mm wider to offer wider rubber for better grip.

The current M6 already offers a high level of performance, with upgrades for even more power available worldwide. The RZ-M6 is designed to show how a 6 series should look like to reflect that pedigree. While aggressive, it’s not over the top, keeping the lines of the current M6 structure flowing and factory like. It’s not a boy racer’s car, it’s more mature, more elegant, yet not to be messed with. All this was evident in the older generation BMW’s. This is a tribute to the E24 6 series.

Started as a small indipendent body styling company, Racer X Design has a history of designing and building conversions based on top of existing cars for competitions, togather with designing cars and such conversions for international clients. We are looking for partners who have the same passion for the BMW brand and would like to see the RZ-M6 hit production. For more information go to www.racerxdesign.com

History of the E24 6 series

The early BMW sport coupes had monumental performance and style with the added luxury of design and technology. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1976, the 6 Series E24 sport coupes were the successor to the E9 3.0 CSi coupe. The coupe tradition in the early and mid seventies had been so widely successful, that BMW decided the era of 1965-75 coupes needed a successor. Transferring the tradition and image created by BMW with beautiful models like the 2000 C/CS and the 3.0-3.5 CS/CSi/CSL coupes, the E24 coupe captured this same image and effect. The E24 635 CSi touring car was BMWs entrant in Group A touring car racing from 1983 until the introduction of the BMW M3 in 1986.

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