When you think of the BMW M series, “Safety Car” isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind, but you’d be mistaken as “M” cars have a long history of being the safety cars in various circuits. And the newly unveiled BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car proves the M2 looks just as good circling the track. The M2 Safety Car is set to appear, along with the M4 Coupe and M3, during this year’s MotoGP season.
BMW and MotoGP’s relationship spans nearly 20 years and is set to continue through 2020. The latest technology and specialty modifications have been made to the M2 to ensure they are perfect to “use as lead cars on the motorcycle racing scene”, as described in a BMW press release.
The M2, which is lighter than bot the M4 and M3, offers 365 hp. This new M2 Safety Car is decked out in retro M livery and gold wheels to match. Gold accents run through the exterior and interior of the Safety Car, and the exterior has been adorned with a carbon fiber wing and exclusive body kit.
Check out the M2 Safety Car below and tune in to the 2016 MotoGP season to see it in action.