BMW 1 Series GTR is a Track Beast

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The BMW 1 M Coupe will make its official debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, but we don’t want to sit around and wait for the vehicle. This is why we’ve decided to show you a more extreme, racing incarnation of the 1 Series coupe. The 1 Series GTR was created by Czech racing team Senkyr Motorsports and was brought to our attention by

The heart of the fire-breathing beast (or should we say the fire-breathing heart of the beast?) is a 3.0 liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder unit that uses a motorsport intercooler, a racing exhaust, sports air filters and others to punish the rear wheels with 408 hp. The powerplant works with a six-speed sequential Holinger RDS6 gearbox and with a Drexier Motorsport limited slip differential.

The racer comes with a matching stopping power, which is provided by a system that uses 356 mm rotors with six-piston calipers for the front axle and 320 mm rotors with four-piston calipers for the rear axle.

We must also talk about the suspension, which in this case offers the driver all the confidence in the world to tackle the bends. The vehicle uses a KW Competition suspension with three-way adjustable coil overs and springs. The connection to the track is provided by a set of BBS Motorsport rims that come in a 10x18-inch size for the front axle and 12x18-inch size for the rear axle. These come with Michelin tires (270/65: front and 300/65: rear).

All these goodies are dressed in an aerodynamic package that is much wider and a million times more aggressive than the standard one, with some of the highlights including elements that are inspired from the design of the E92 M3 GTR and a generously-sized, to say the least, rear wing.
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