As you may know, One Lap of America is one of the oldest and more prestigious civilian motorsport events in the United States. Think of it as the American version of the Mille Miglia; bigger, wider and probably with more cheese. It is important enough for car makers to enter official, factory-backed in it and try their best to win.
One of the biggest names to announced their intention to compete in this year’s edition of the cross-country challenge is BMW. In a joint effort between BMW Performance Center, with partners BMW Manufacturing, BMW Performance Parts and IHG Rewards Club, they are entering the latest BMW X6M high-performance SVU in the 2015 One Lap of America.
The 567 horsepower super SUV with its 4.4 liter bi-turbo V8, 553 lb-ft of torque, and eight-speed M Steptronic transmission will be driven by Driving Instructor, Michael Renner, BMW Powertrain Engineer Michael Broad and One Lap veteran Tom Lappin. The purpose of this effort is to promote the X6M, create some hype for BMW Performance Center driving school, and ultimately to have some fun.
2015 One Lap of America will begin in South Bend, Indiana, and covers a distance of 3,245 miles across eleven states in 7 days. Along the way the participants will get to enjoy activities such as Time Trials, Drag Racing, and Skid Pad Car Control, but they are asked to comply with traffic rules. This is not Bullrun!