BMW M6 GT3 debuting at IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

It has been confirmed that the BMW M6 GT3 will debut on September 15 at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Following the car’s unveiling, the German automaker will begin accepting orders for its latest race car priced at 379,000 euros.

The M6 GT3 is pinned to make its racing debut next year and has previously been displayed at numerous races across Europe under heavy camouflage. It will replace the current Z4 GT3 which BMW currently fields in the popular racing category.

Beneath the skin, the BMW M6 GT3 will use 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.

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