BMW confirm 8M and 8M GTE Le Mans racer
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Alongside the ongoing development of the standard 8 Series, BMW have just confirmed their famous M division are also working on an their version of the new 8 Series.
A fully camouflaged, early prototype of the future BMW M8 was unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support programme for the Nürburgring 24-hour race over the weekend.
Classical M features like larger air intakes, modified brakes and a sports exhaust with four tailpipes hint at the significantly boosted power and dynamic potential of the car and whet the appetite for a driving experience of intense emotional richness.
“The future BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and augment its DNA with added track ability and generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility. It all flows into a driving experience that bears the familiar BMW M hallmarks and satisfies our customers’ most exacting requirements.”
“The BMW M8 GTE development programme for our Le Mans comeback is in full swing,” says Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director.
“Developing a new racing car is always exciting, and in the case of the BMW M8 GTE the anticipation is that much greater still."
"We can’t reveal any pictures yet, but I can promise you that the BMW M8 GTE will look spectacular."
We are planning an initial roll-out for the first half of this year and are looking at giving the car its race debut in the Daytona 24 Hours in late January 2018.”