Thanks to the photographer at the we have our best look yet at the new 1M. In fact things almost couldn ‘t look better at this point. For starters it ‘s got the widest fender flares this side of a 911 GT2. We knew it before but we never got a good look at them from a straight on view before these photos. Then there ‘s the sound. There ‘s little question that the noise you hear in the video below is that of an engine massaged by M engineers. Finally we see the carbon fiber roof appear for the first time. It ‘s a nod to the the E46 CSL as much as the current M3.

We expect the 1M to be shown in concept form this fall at the Paris Motor Show following by an internet unveiling of the final car a few months later (potentially in March at Geneva). After that production should start in late spring with summer deliveries to follow.

For those curious we believe that M is working on drivetrain and suspension set-up this week at the ‘Ring.

via Axis of Oversteer