THE INSPIRATION – The legendary BMW 3.0 CSL was nicknamed the ‘Batmobile’ for its huge race-car wings, fins and spoiler, winning six European Touring Car Championships throughout the 1970s. The ‘L’ in CSL stood for leicht (light), the car reducing it’s weight for racing, using aluminium body panels and Perspex for the windows.
THE SCULPTURE – This sculpture utilises those very same materials, along with carbon fibre, elegant hardwood, and 3d printed elements. Multiple vertical planes describe the iconic car form, with key details held between them. The race-car flared wheel arches also feature on this dramatic looking sculpture.
THE LOOK – The distinctive, deep recessed gold ‘BBS’ lattice rims are portrayed by CNC lathed aluminium with oak centres. Purchasers can choose their own bespoke custom specification, and even select a ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ version, where each side looks different (by choosing different wheel options per side).
These images are mostly CG CAD design renders for illustration purposes of the different material combinations.
NOTE: all sculptures come with an integral plinth base in various materials (see ‘Material options’ section below).
Below shows the material options for each sculpture section.
nickel plated aluminium
anodised ‘satin silver’
flame polished acrylic b/w
3d printed b/w
oak / walnut
Sculpture versions & specifications:
Below are the different sculpture versions available, their material specifications, and guide prices.
‘STEALTH ALL BLACK’ version
Black everything with carbon fibre accents, 3D printed lattice wheels, white or black flame polished acrylic plinth.
‘JEKYLL & HYDE’ version
2 looks – different wheels/ details on different sides. mix of metal wheels and black 3d printed wheels, aluminium plinth.
Streamlined tail car sculpture collaboration with artist Steven James, inspired by 1960s Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Editions of 9. £2790
FORTHCOMING SCULPTURE – PRE ORDERS BEING TAKEN NOW (PENDING LICENSING)
This minimalist, contemporary sculpture is inspired by the recent Lamborghini Hypercar concept, called the Terzo Millennio.
This sculpture has an open structure that allows views of the vast side tunnels that channel air through the car’s flanks. The artwork features walnut and carbon fibre sections, and can be specified with other material features
Limited edition of only 9 pieces in 2 versions, with and without the aerodynamic tail.