For those of you that had heard of the myth but doubted it existed.
After nearly 20 years, BMW nonchalantly displayed the M8 in Munich in April last year for a handful of people. The M8 is a working prototype of a car that was due to be launched at the height of the E31-series sucess, but the economic climate and slow sales of the regular 8-series put paid to that.
It's lived in the shadows of the 4-Cylinder tower (BMW World Headquarters) and in hearts of so many BMW enthusiasts for decades. And now we get to see it for real. Bravo.
Full feature on this exposed urban legend here.
Nearly a year later, the M8 resufaced at the M facility in Garching.