BMW dropped today a couple of official sketches, previewing their new customer race car, set for competition debut in 2016, based on the M6. To replace the Z4 GT3, BMW M6 GT3 race car looks really good wearing the official M racing livery and a hefty racing aero kit.
Being a customer race car, the M6 GT3 is closely related to the road-going model and is powered by the same 4.4 liter V8 engine. It has been modified, however, to comply with rules and regulations of track racing. Also modified is the suspension system, to make sure it works flawlessly with the racing gearbox, racing ABS and racing electronics.
You can place an order for the M6 GT3 from early 2015 and once you got the car you can race in various series and trophies with it, including the company’s 2016 BMW Sports Trophy. The official pricing of the car is yet to be revealed, but since it is fairly similar to the SLS GT3 racer, we reckon it should be in the neighborhood of 400K Euros.
“For me, as BMW Motorsport Director, there are few things more exciting than the development of a completely new car like the BMW M6 GT3,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “This car’s properties make it predestined to succeed the BMW Z4 GT3. The BMW Z4 GT3 has enjoyed success around the world in recent years, and is very popular among our customers. We obviously want to follow on from this success with the BMW M6 GT3. After all, the target we have set ourselves is to provide our customers with the best possible material. We also want to demonstrate the high product substance of BMW M cars in motorsport with the BMW M6 GT3. We are all very excited to see it in action at the initial tests. One thing is certain from the first design sketches: this car is going to have the wow factor. It goes without saying that we will continue to offer BMW Z4 GT3 customers our full support, just as they have come to expect from us.”