BMW M3 GT2 won the 2010 Nurburgring 24-Hours race and the excitement around BMW’s Motorsport divison is on an ascending graph. Somewhat anticipating the final outcome, the restless BMW insider Scott27spilled the beans days earlier on BMW’s future plans around motorsports.
Next in line? A possible BMW M3 GTS-R, a one of a kind limited edition that takes the upcoming M3 GTS a step further. As always, Scott27 provides an elaborate list of what’s to come.
Tribute To Success. BMW M3 GTS-R
All eyes are on the Ring for this weekends 24hr race and expectations are high particular for the M3 GT. If success beckons, the next phase into the scaling down of the E92 could become apparent after the incoming M3 GTS stakes its claim in history. Plans are in the running for another limited edition to eclipse the current and sold out GTS , success in this race is one factor, but also continuing success in the ALMS and the Jeff Koons liveried M3 that will race this years 24hr Le Mans.
Already in planning in the design stages, the conventional M3 body style remains, although the rear arches are more massaged and wider leading into the side sills. The wheels use a Y-shape design in 5 spokes said to be much lighter than the competition spec wheels.
At the front, the usual M3 aerodynamics stay, but a double lip spoiler protrudes from the front a few inches.
The rear retains the carbon fibre adjustible spoiler from the GTS. This is where it gets interesting…. in eclipsing the GTS in weight reduction, tThe roof remains made out of carbon fibre, but the bonnet and rear deck lid now join them. The lightweight glass as found on the GTS remains.
Power details are not known, but the engineers have been working on getting more power from the V8 which will be matched to a DCT transmission. The car could also use the incoming M5’s KERS regenerative braking and boost function.
As for the M3 GTS very bright Inka Orange , the design concept for this M3 is finished in Stealth Frozen matte black with matching wheels.
And like the GTS expect another ltd edition and another premium.
It’s called saying goodbye in spectacular fashion.”
With the recent F1 retreat, BMW Motorsport begins to focus on the other important motorsport competitions and most likely, this time, they have a large budget at their disposable.