Equipped with cameras, the new 1-series Coupe did some quick rounds, and when Stuck got out of the car he had a big smile on his face.
Legendary German Race Car Champion Testing at Nürburgring
Only six weeks after a very serious crash and just two days after the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring where he also went off the track, the legendary German race car champion Hans-Joachim Stuck took another BMW around the Nürburgring, again. However, this time it wasn’t his normal Z4 Coupe race car, but the brand new and not yet official BMW 1-series Coupe.
BMW had asked their 56 year old race driver to do some laps around the ring while shooting a video for advertising. Equipped with cameras, the new 1-series Coupe did some quick rounds, and when Stuck got out of the car he had a big smile on his face. The pictured prototype is a 135i plus M sport package. It can be recognized from the rear view shot by its double exhaust pipe.
And while Stuck was doing some interviews, BMW staff rushed to make the prototype disappear again very rapidly, because too many fans had spotted the big star and were trying their best to take pictures, both of him and the secret car.