Many M Performance parts will be offered by BMW as retrofits, including the titanium exhaust system with carbon exhaust tips developed for use on the racetrack. Though similar, the MotoGP safety car prides itself on a one-off front splitter and race-spec hood latches. The bucket seats, meanwhile, are sourced from the M4 GTS. As for the overall design, BMW says the safety car is based on the M8 GTE that will debut next year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Development never stands still in MotoGP, which is always pushing its limits further and further. The same is true for the BMW M GmbH - and the new M5 MotoGP Safety Car is an outstanding example of our pursuit of innovation and maximum levels of performance,” explains Frank van Meel, head honcho of the M division.
With the F90 M5, the Bavarian automaker would also like to point out that this is "the first safety car with innovative M xDrive technology." That’s half correct considering the X6 M paced the Laguna Seca MotoGP race in 2009, but there’s a notable difference between xDrive and M xDrive. And that is, M xDrive can be configured to send all of the engine’s goodies to the rear wheels.