|If its flamboyant BMW Motorsport livery and audacious body kit don’t convince you this car is truly something special, then its history surely will. First, the 3.0 Coupe Sport Lightweight (better known as the CSL) debuted the official red, purple and blue colors of BMW Motorsport. Then it made its mark on nearly every major race series around the world. Deemed the “Batmobile” by worldwide fans, the CSL earned its lightweight moniker with a lithe aluminum body that helped make it a crowd and driver favorite. Marking the beginning of BMW Motorsport’s racing heritage, the 3.0 CSL was campaigned in Group 2 through Group 5 classes in Europe and America. The unprecedented success it saw, driven by legendary racers like Brian Redman, Sam Posey and Hans Stuck (to name just a few), make the CSL one of the most successful production racers of all time. It’s a supermodel among the most elite of homologation specials. If you can take your eyes off it for a moment to get behind the wheel, the driving experience will prove its looks aren’t the only reason to admire the mighty CSL.