A press release issued by the German manufacturer today tells us that the initial roll out and basic performance tests were completed Jan. 31 by BMW works driver Jörg Müller.
“This car incorporates all the experience we have gained in recent years on the endurance and GT racing circuits,” describes Jens Marquardt, BMW motorsport director, in the release. “We are well on schedule with the development, and are confident we will be able to take to the track in 2016 with a package that is competitive from the outset.”
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This new racecar is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine that sends more than 500 hp through a six-speed sequential racing transmission. Total weight is just over 2,866 pounds, and it was designed with an emphasis on reliability, efficiency and easy maintenance to assist in endurance racing.
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