The BMW Z4 GT3 has been the long serving race car for BMW Motorsport and its customer teams but will soon be replaced by the new BMW M6 GT3 where more information has been released following its predecessor’s final appearance at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BE) with victory for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS.
Last seen at the fifth M festival at the Nürburgring race track, the BMW M6 GT3 will make its full debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Under the hood will be a 4.4-litre M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with a maximum output of 585hp, depending on the classification. There isn’t a lot of heft to it either because its self-supporting steel chassis, FIA-approved safety cell, the carbon fibre crash structure at the front and carbon fibre reinforced plastic crash element at the rear all weigh less than 1,300kg.
Interested customer teams can purchase the racer from 15 September onwards at a net price of €379,000 (RM1,611,242) but BMW have said that the new car is the most economic GT sports car that it has ever built, claiming running costs for the powertrain is roughly 30% lower than those of the Z4 GT3. In short, the impressive performance developed is matched with spare parts that offer good value for money.