The upcoming 2016 BMW M6 GTS recently made its first public appearance in North America over the weekend during the United SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International. The new M6 GT3 is being created to replace the Z4 GT3 and will hit the track competitively next year.
Beneath the skin, the BMW M6 GT3 uses a tweaked variant of the road car’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Specific power and torque figures haven’t been released, but the firm has confirmed it will pump out more than 500 hp. The modified engine will then be mated to a sequential transmission with six-speeds and driving the rear wheels. All told, the BMW M6 GT3 racer will tip the scales at less than 1300 kg.
Beyond the mechanical changes to the road car, the BMW M6 GT3 will implement numerous new aerodynamic aids to ensure it is as fast around a track as possible. As such, the M6 GT3 will include a completely revised front fascia with a different bumper, air intakes and grille. Additionally, prominent air extractors can be found on the bonnet while lowered side skirts are also found alongside the flared wheel arches. The rear is then categorised with a towering wing with this uprights.