Iconic Cars in Motoring History: BMW M1
The intention to build the sleek and unique supercar was purely for homologation, and in 1970, BMW partnered with Lamborghini to help bring it to life. Lambo jumped ship before production and BMW took over the entire project, bringing the rare cars to market from 1978 to 1981. Fewer than 500 were built and they’re still so sought after today that BMW still holds the M1 name sacred, as does the rest of the automotive world. We’ve seen it in the flesh and it is awesome.