BMW M8 Chases 2019 Porsche 911 on Nurburgring, Debut Imminent

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With the Nurburgring set to close its gates for the 2018 season later this month, we can now enjoy the final fruits of testing on the infamous German track. And the latest piece of spy footage coming from the Ring is focused on the almost-here BMW M8.
The M Division engineers are currently polishing the final details of the Grand Tourer, which is why the Bimmer is being pushed to the limit on the Nordschleife.

Then again, we can say the same about two Porsche models the M8 met during its recent Ring stint. The first is the one we mentioned in the title, namely the 2019 Porsche 911 - you'll be able to check out the encounter between the BMW and the Porscha at the 1:30 point of the clip below.

As for the second, this is the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, with the meeting between this and the M8 awaiting you at the 3:54 point of the video.

The BMW M8 will obviously borrow most of its tech side from the 2018 M5. However, given the halo car status of the upcoming model, we're expecting its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 motor to pack north of 600 hp - perhaps it will come with the 625 hp output of the M5 Competition.

Will the all-out M version be able to tip the scales lower than the M850i, which weighs on at 4,478 lbs (2,031 kg)? Let's hope so.

As for the 2019 Porsche 911, the 992 generation will see the Carrera models packing upgraded versions of the current turbocharged 3.0-liter engines. Next year we'll get to meet the 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 and the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo, with prototypes of both having already been spotted testing in production form.

Oh, and let's not forget the 718 Cayman GT4. This has been confirmed to pack a naturally aspirated flat-six. And we're expecting to see it using a downtuned version of the 4.0-liter flat-six animating the 911 GT3. We wouldn't hold our breath for a PDK, though.

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