BMW M3 Race Edition Debuts in Chicago autoshow

8 02 2008

BMW, the new race-ready BMW M3 at the Chicago Auto Show yesterday. The highly specialized eight-cylinder car will tour the American Le Mans Series in 2009, after an agreement of the BMW Racing Division with Rahal Letterman Racing.
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As if the M3 was not powerful enough, the race issue sees an increase of 65 hp to a total of 485 hp. The aluminium DOHC engine is 368 ft-lb torque. This price increase will certainly be necessary if BMW is the advance of their previous flashes of brilliance. BMW M3s took the checkered flag 53 times from 118 races from 1995 to the end of 2006.

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Vehicle Full details are on the last page, the following press release.
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Rahal Letterman Racing is predominantly owned by racing legend Bobby Rahal and American comedian David Letterman. Speaking on the partnership with BMW, Rahal said: “BMW has an illustrious race heritage. Rahal Letterman Racing is eagerly anticipating, not just a part of the heritage, but also helps them to improve. Our commitment to this project, without equal and we look forward forward to the race at the front of the grid with BMW in the coming years. ”

BMW Motorsport is also enthusiastic about the new venture. Reportedly Director Mario Theissen said: “With the athletic genes of production BMW M3 is clear, the development of a racing version of the car was the next logical step. The fact that the go-road vehicle with a V8 engine as standard We provided an ideal starting point. ”
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Fuhr he continued, “but the BMW M3 is more than a race car, it has achieved legendary status among fans race in the world. I am convinced that this unique history of the BMW M3 race cars will now be extended by the adding other chapters. ”

You can start to the race issue of the fourth-generation BMW M3 in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, where the development will take place.

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2 responses

14 10 2009
romeo

Amazing !!!

20 04 2010
sam breish

i am a racing driver ,i came to the usa from 2 years and i am looking forward to have a chance to drive ,if u can help i appreciate .

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