bmw hurrican

BMW Hurricane (1964)

The BMW Hurricane is a concept car that was built in 1964 on the chassis of a BMW 1800i.

The Hurricane was fitted with a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder twin-carburetted engine which produced 120 hp (89 kW) at 5500rpm and 170Nm at 3,600 rpm. The car was able to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds with a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h).

Only one unit was produced, being a jumble of parts from other cars. The Hurricane incorporated the tail lights from the Fiat 850 Sport Spider, the front turn signals from the Jaguar XJ6, lights from the Volvo 121 Amazon, and the gauge cluster from the BMW 2500.

Unusual for a BMW, the Hurricane lacks the characteristic kidney-shaped grille seen on other BMWs.