Masakuni Hosobuchi, the chairman of BMW Club Japan, has received a fully restored BMW M1 at the BMW Welt.
Hosobuchi currently has each and every M model in his garage and his latest addition is the BMW M1 Procar “Yes to the Nurburgring” edition. Designed based on his ideas, this sports vehicle is painted with certain sections from the famous race track and has been restored by experts from the BMW Group Classic.
“BMWs are my passion and the Procar sure gets a place of honor in my collection,” Hosobushi commented. “It was very important to me, the vehicle after years of racing reproduce its former glory. And who could have done this better than the manufacturers themselves. It also gives me great pleasure that I can take reception of this car in the BMW Welt between all the new cars.”
The M1 was produced by the Bavarian brand from 1978 to 1981. It has a twin-cam 3.5-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection that produces 277 HP (204 kW) giving the machine a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). Turbocharged racing versions were capable of producing around 850 HP (634 kW).