In 1966, a BMW Hurricane turned upside-down Germany's car scene. "Use a serial chassis, serial technology and serial components to built an exclusive double-seated sports car which should be as low-cost and high-tech as possible" the BMW representative Werner Bönschtold the 'Meisterschule of Karosserie- und Fahrzeugbau' in Kaiserslautern, Germany. BMW urgently needed a 2-seated sports coupé at this time. Bönsch just had to supply the material which was way cheaper than employing BMW's own engineers. In case the car should turnout to be apt for serial production he could still buy it afterwards.
With permission of BMW, in 1964, a Swiss Student Max Seelaus created an unique car body, using BMW's technical components. As it was his final year project on the way to achieving his degree as 'Konstruktions-Techniker', Max Seelaus went about the project with enthusiasm. His car should be a masterpiece. And indeed, it has become one. When the contract was signed, Seelaus started scetching and calculating. Soon it became clear that the car was to feature a self-supporting sheet steel body with integrated steel tubes as lateral cross beams.