BMW M6 GT3 Spotted On U.S. Soil

Racing | October 21st, 2015 by 0
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BMW M6 GT3 has already arrived on American soil and was uncovered on the tarmac at Atlanta airport. Compared to the model launched in Frankfurt, …

BMW M6 GT3 has already arrived on American soil and was uncovered on the tarmac at Atlanta airport. Compared to the model launched in Frankfurt, this M6 GT3 – or potentially the M6 GTLM – has an extra set of fog lights in the front bumper and a slightly redesigned rear diffuser with couple more vertical elements to it. The racing version of the BMW M6 Coupe will be sent into action by numerous private teams from the 2016 season in a host of championships and renowned race events around the world as part of the BMW Sports Trophy. BMW Motorsport will also introduce the M6 GTLM in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016.

The BMW M6 GT3 weighs less than 1,300 kilograms, and the transaxle drive concept, sequential six-speed racing gearbox and body aerodynamics optimized in the BMW wind tunnel also highlight the imminent arrival of a full-blooded racer from BMW Motorsport in 2016.

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The racing car designed on the basis of the BMW M6 Coupe is powered by a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that has only undergone minor modifications for competition and comes with an aerodynamically optimized chassis. The modified engine generates up to 585 hp, depending on the classification.

The BMW M6 GT3 is also the most economic GT sports car that BMW has ever built. For example, the running costs for the power train on the new car will be roughly 30 per cent lower than those of the BMW Z4 GT3.

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The net price of the car is 379,000 Euros. No pricing was announced for U.S. teams.

The 2016 season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opens with the 24 Hours of Daytona (US) on 30th/31st January.

[Source: BMWCCA]

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