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Showstopper BMW M6 GT3 Fully Revealed in Frankfurt

Ladies and gentlemen, after much teasing and hundreds of spyshots, some of which were taken with BMW’s approval at the Nurburgring, the Z4 GT3 successor is finally here. If you thought that the two-seater looked good on the track, you’re in for a big surprise once you take a look at how the M6 GT3 turned out.
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To be completely honest, we were stunned once we saw what the Motorsport division came up with. The M stripes thrown on the bonnet and the air intakes of the front bumper gave us an immediate flashback that took us all the way back to the 1970s and the 3.0CSL.

As a matter of fact, the fog lights embedded in the front fascia of the car did the same trick and we are more than happy they did, as that was the car that started all of this madness in the first place.

You can check out the looks of the thing yourself in the adjacent photo gallery but be warned, you might just fall in love. That being said, let’s move on to the technical side of things.

Under the bonnet sits the same 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine used on series M6 models, claims BMW. Its position was changed slightly and so was the driver’s seat that is now located in the center of the car, something you don’t usually see on the racing scene.

The weight of the whole thing was cut down by hundreds of kilos. If the standard, road-going model tips the scale at 1,850 kg (4,078 lbs), the GT3 version reaches up to just 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs), more than half a ton being shaved off.

There's a transaxle drive included here, a sequential six-speed gearbox and aerodynamics you can only dream of on a road-going model. Looking sharp, right?

Well, the price tag is also a bit ‘dangerous’ at €379,000. Of course, that includes assistance from BMW in all the areas you need it. Interested? Private racing teams sure will be!

 
 
 
 
 

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