The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage (pronounciation: ho-mah-j, /homadʒ/) is a concept car by BMW that pays homage to the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL racer, also known as the Batmobile.
In 2015 BMW introduced the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept car at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The car is a tribute to the 1972 3.0 CSL, a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the European Touring Car Championship at that time. It has an inline-six engine with an eBoost hybrid system in the rear of the car. As a homage to the original, the 3.0 CSL Hommage has a minimal interior to keep the weight as low as possible; carbon fiber and aluminium are used in the cockpit for the same reason. The Hommage has laser-LED lights similar to those in the BMW i8.
The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage received a racing version, called the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, with a livery paying tribute to the 1972 3.0 CSL driven by Chris Amon.
The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage was added to the game in the Elite Cars Update as the first Research & Development-unlockable vehicle of that update. It is the first BMW added in 2016, with the second being the BMW M2.
The Hommage is a high-end Class A car with has a starting rank of 1077, a MAX rank of 1608 (shared with the RUF RT 12 S) and a MAX+PRO rank of 1773. The Hommage receives a Tuning Kit bonus of +76 rank points.
Via illegitimate methods, the Hommage's maximum rank can be increased to 1875, resulting in an unofficial maximum rank of 1951 with a Tuning Kit.
The Hommage is the fastest non-Elite car in the game. However, the slower Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, McLaren MP4-31, and TRION NEMESIS can compete with the Hommage due to possessing better acceleration.
Overall, the Hommage can be described as a slight raw top speed and drifting upgrade to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, at the cost of some somewhat less significant drawbacks. Compared to the Camaro SS, the Hommage has a smaller displayed handling statistic, a smaller displayed acceleration statistic, a less efficient nitro (8/13/18), and a smaller nitro. Technically, the Hommage is supposed to accelerate slower than the Camaro SS, though, it seems to accelerate a tiny bit faster (this is possibly due to the Hommage being slightly less weighty). The Hommage's default and MAX nitro statistics are also identical to the Camaro SS; the smaller PRO statistic causes the difference though.
The biggest factor causing the Hommage to be superior to the Camaro SS is its larger gap between default and MAX. Although this implies that the Hommage is superior to the Camaro SS at all ranks, this is not actually the case. This is because the Hommage has a massive 65% rank weighting on top speed, as opposed to the 45% weighting of the Camaro SS, causing its speed advantage to only appear at a rank higher than 1500.
However, the Camaro SS doesn't hold the advantage for too long, as the Hommage is then able to upgrade acceleration once it reaches the 1500 border, allowing it to accentuate its acceleration advantage over the Camaro SS. What goes around comes around; with a weighting of 65% for raw top speed, the Hommage has a minuscule 5% weighting for acceleration and handling, which indicates there won't be as big of a difference of such stats between stock and MAX+PRO.
Usage (Multiplayer) Edit
The Hommage, similarly to the Camaro SS, is very popular when used as a Multiplayer Car.
The Hommage can be tuned to a low rank, even as low as ~1300, where it's around 12.4 mph (20 km/h) slower than the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, or as low as ~1450, where it's around 15 mph (24 km/h) slower than the Camaro SS. However, most people prefer to tune the Hommage to a very high rank, in order to "shake off" the speed advantage of the Camaro SS. This is also due to it being from an R&D event, which is not possible to finish with such a low rank (although the car could also be bought for a limited time, or players could auto-pass levels in the R&D).
The Hommage's most popular low-rank tune is 5500 5050, which is just MAX + PRO raw top speed and MAX acceleration. This allows it to rival the Camaro SS, which is slightly faster and has a more efficient nitro at this rank, but which has a worse rate of acceleration and wider drifting at this rank. If used properly, the Hommage is almost always able to beat the Camaro SS, however, if the Camaro SS is used perfectly and the Hommage doesn't manage to get a significant lead, the Camaro SS can still win the race.
- MAX 0500 + PRO 5055 = 1562
- Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 291 mph (468.3 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 310.5 mph (499.4 km/h).
- The equivalent Camaro SS tune is MAX 0505 + PRO 5050 = 1562. Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 293.2 mph (471.9 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 311.1 mph (500.7 km/h).
- The equivalent Vulcan tune is MAX 0500 + PRO 5050 = 1562. Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 282.7 mph (455 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 296.6 mph (477.4 km/h).
- The equivalent SIN R1 tune is MAX 0500 + PRO 5050 = 1561. Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 277.9 mph (447.2 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 289.4 mph (465.8 km/h).
- The equivalent MP4-25 tune is PRO 10,0,10,0 = 1590.1. Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 278.1 mph (447.6 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 289.9 mph (466.6 km/h). (Note: This car has exceptional acceleration)
At a rank of around late 1500 to early 1700, the Hommage is widely used, due to this being a comfortable rank to finish the R&D (auto-passing the last AI) and still keep the car suitable for Multiplayer. However, this rank is also dominated by low-tuned Aston Martin Vulcans, low-tuned SIN R1s, and low-tuned McLaren Mercedes MP4-25s. The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition and Camaro SS are rare at these ranks, however, due to being more optimal at lower ranks.
The Hommage is also popularly tuned to MAX + PRO, where it is mainly forced to fight the Aston Martin Vulcan, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Devel Sixteen Prototype, Lamborghini Aventador SV, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, McLaren MP4-31, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package, and TRION NEMESIS.
- MAX 5555 + PRO 5555 = 1773
- Without a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 296.9 mph (478.1 km/h). With a Tuning Kit, this tune provides a total top speed of 317.6 mph (511.6 km/h).
Usage (Other) Edit
The Hommage has some usage in Events, especially in events that feature the Hommage as the dominant car.
The Hommage requires 856,900 and 8,995 to MAX, with combined currencies, or 13,925 to MAX, with only . The Hommage is one of two cars in Asphalt 8: Airborne with Token-Only upgrades. Therefore, it is recommended to use Free Class A upgrades on those specific upgrades; Level 3 + Level 5 raw top speed and nitro, and Level 4 + Level 5 acceleration and handling. The total number of Token-Only upgrades is 8.
Following the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage's first round of the Research & Development event, the car was made available in May 2016 and August 21 to 23, 2016 for a limited time for the aforementioned token price. In addition to its limited weekend offers, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage was also awarded as the top 10 prize in the 2016 November 25 Black Friday Cup. Its R&D event was revived on March 3rd, 2017. The car was made available once again for purchase on March 24, 2017, for 3 days. Currently, the 3.0 CSL Hommage is the only exclusive car from the Elite Cars Update that hasn't been made unlockable by Blueprints yet.
Research & Development Edit
- Main article: Research & Development/BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage