Valentino Rossi test drives the BMW M3 GTS

BMW M3 | November 10th, 2009 by 6
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MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi, was one of the first people to test drive the new almighty BMW M3 GTS. BMW M Power is the …

MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi, was one of the first people to test drive the new almighty BMW M3 GTS. BMW M Power is the ffficial Safety Car provider of the MotoGP World Championship and several M models have been used throughout the season.

Coinciding with the BMW M award prize giving to this year’s Best Qualifier, Rossi was also treated with a few laps around the Ricardo Tormo circuit in the new M3 GTS.

In an interview for MotoGP, Ross says “It was amazing in the GTS, just amazing. It was great, especially under braking with the light weight that it has”.

n505107 01 6 0.original 655x491M3 GTS is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 based on the 4.0-liter engine found in the standard M3. Maximum power is 450 horsepower, 36 ponies more than than the regular model, and the transmission is the 7-speed M dual clutch transmission (M-DCT) with adapted shift characteristics. M3 GTS weights 1490 kg (3285 lbs), 419 lbs less than the stock M3 coupe’s 3704-lb curb weight.

Impressed with the potential of the M3 GTS, Rossi insisted on swapping his BMW M Award prize for the new M3 super sporty car. BMW agreed to have Rossi as one of the first customers of this new model.

Lucky guy…..

[Source: MotoGP ]

6 responses to “Valentino Rossi test drives the BMW M3 GTS”

  1. LOWES says:

    IT LOOKS SO GOOD ON THE ASPHELT. WHAT M CAR WAS THE AWARD. IF IT WAS THE X6M THAT WOULD BE JUST £25K FOR A GTS. GREAT PR FOR BMW. HE COULD HAVE DEALERSHIP THE AMOUNT OF BMW’S HE HAS WON.

  2. Mike Messer says:

    I want one!
    The car looks absolutely beautiful. Every last detail to the car has a actual racing function to it, but is still “street friendly”. Good job BMW!

  3. KidrauhlM5 says:

    Boy Rossi is the first?!?!? I’m pretty sure with this, the sale of this car would be going up!!

    Whatever happened, fantastic job from BMW and as Mike said ”Every last detail on the car has an actual racing function to it but is still STREET FRIENDLY”.

  4. JoeDoe says:

    @ Lowes:

    Can you stop typing in CAPS ONLY? It’s very annoying to read, and you come across as rude to other people.

  5. Baron Axel says:

    Wonderfull car…very very ecityng… For BMW dicrector in Germany : pleare dont go out from Formula One Racing…please…please…please !

  6. mike d says:

    how much 100,000 bucks probably

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