/Revised BMW Z4 GT3 Completes Track Test

Revised BMW Z4 GT3 Completes Track Test

BMW Z4 GT3 1 at Revised BMW Z4 GT3 Completes Track Test

The GT3 racing version of BMW Z4 which didn’t have a very brilliant year in 2010, has been revised and re-tuned for the new season.

This good-looking race car features an elongated bonnet, the driver’s compartment towards the rear of the car, long wheel base and narrow wheel arches. It also has a 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine instead of the production car’s six-cylinder. For the new iteration BMW Motorsport engineers have also fine-tuned the aerodynamics.

The car’s front and rear wings, bonnet, roof, fenders and many other components are made of carbon fiber but the body is still and has a safety cell made of extremely rigid, precision steel tubing.

Of course this car is developed for private teams, and they have options o customize the car based on their needs. Teams can look forward to innovative BMW solutions: The modern ECU408 takes over the engine management, while the Power400 electronic control unit is responsible for controlling all the actuators. It gets a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters.

The car is available now at a price of 315,000 Euro.

BMW Z4 GT3 2 at Revised BMW Z4 GT3 Completes Track Test

The BMW Z4 GT3, which was launched in March 2010, achieved its greatest success to date in January 2011. Claudia Hürtgen (DE), BMW works driver Augusto Farfus (BR), Tommy Milner (US) and Edward Sandström (SE) won the Dubai 24 Hours for Team Schubert. This was the first outright victory for the BMW Z4 GT3 at a marathon race of this scale, having already proven its potential with wins in its debut season in the FIA GT3 European Championship.

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