While we are eagerly waiting to see which AMG model Mercedes-Benz will choose as this year’s Formula 1 safety car, BMW releases the first images of their new Moto GP safety car, which is based on the new M4 Coupe. This handsome brute will replace the M6 Gran Coupe for the 2014 season.
There is, of course, more to the BMW M4 Moto GP Safety Car than the magnificent M livery it is sporting. The car is also fitted with the M Performance Parts, a series of factory-made body components and accessories designed for those who want to customize their M car further using genuine parts.
Telltale signs of the extra M flavor added to this M4 include the carbon chin spoiler, carbon side skirts and mirror caps, and a more prominent rear apron, completed with a more pronounced carbon tail spoiler.
Like the production car, BMW M4 Moto GP Safety Car is powered by a 3.0 liter in-line six turbocharged engine, developing 430 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. You can order the road-going M4 with a manual gearbox, but we reckon the safety car, due to its intended role, is fitted with the seven-speed M DCT transmission.