Tuesday, December 22, 2009

BMW Z4 GT3 Racer Coming in 2010 with M3 V8 Engine

BMW Motorsport will be offering a brand new, lust-worthy model to the private race teams. The new beast in BMW’s racing lineup is the BMW Z4 GT3 which is fitted with a M3-derived V8 engine. This latest edition of the automaker’s customer race offering will start entertaining its fans from next year. The details of the car were officially revealed by BMW Motorsport on its dedicated website.


The factory-built Z4 will use an up-rated version of the M3’s 4.0-L V8 engine to burn the tracks. The unit easily generates 480 horsepower and also combines some innovative solutions from BMW. A type-408 ECU modem controls the engine and a Power400 control unit governs the working of all actuators. The power is sent via a sequential, 6-speed gearbox to the rear wheels. Enough thoughts are put into the safety section and it emerges with racing ABS as well as rims with locking and safety clips.

The new Z4 GT3 provides an opportunity for the drivers and teams to compete in international and national championships while complying with GT3 regulations. The main events are the FIA GT3 European Championships, International GT Open, the ADAC GT Masters and several 24-hour endurance races. With this prospect, the Z4 GT3 adds to the German car manufacturer’s racing heritage.

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