BMW M6 GT3 race car unveiled


It's a fully fledged GT3-spec racer ready for the 2016 season. It's BMW Motorsport's successor to the Z4 GT3, introduced all the way back in 2010, and is likely to prove popular with private race teams in GT and endurance racing around the globe.

The M6 GT3 is stripped-out and BMW quotes a kerbweight 'less than 1300kg'. There's a race-specced 4.4-litre M TwinPower turbo version of the V8 driving through a rear transaxle sequential six-speed 'box and Munich promises significant improvements to drivability and economy.

No hard performance figures or outputs have been issued today.

BMW showed it privately to teams at the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hours and the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) in Watkins Glen, United States.

Also at Frankfurt, BMW announced the M6 Coupe Competition Edition, with extra carbonfibre, new paint schemes and the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 tuned up to 592bhp. No wonder top speed climbs to a derestricted 190mph (where the optional M Driver's Package is ordered). Choose from Alpine white and Austin Yellow metallic.

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