BMW「新型 M8 GTE Racecar 2018」公式デザイン画像集!


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While BMW holds off on unveiling the production version of its new 8-Series a while longer, the Bavarian automaker is whetting our palettes with the debut of the BMW M8 GTE racecar at this week’s 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

It’s not the “8” we’ll see on the street, but the M8 GTE program has run parallel with the road car’s development and more accurately portrays the production model than the 8-Series concept we saw earlier in the year. This is especially true for the grille shape, lights and profile.

A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine will power the M8 GTE, though its power will be restricted per regulations. The nominal base output of the engine is over 500 horsepower, depending on the race classification. BMW is also keen to note that the upcoming 8-Series will be truly embodied by the M8 GTE, which uses the cylinder block and heads from the production car’s engine. The transmission, however, is strictly for the track. It’s a 6-speed sequential automatic.

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