BMW M8 GTE: a 24-hour Test with less camouflage in Paul Ricard

In the case of testing at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, the BMW has collected M8 GTE many more Test miles. The photos from the Test are particularly interesting because they provide a lot of information on the Design of the lighting technology of the next BMW 8 G15 and based on it M8.

The latest photos show the BMW M8 GTE with close-to-production headlights and rear lights, other elements, such as the aprons at the Front and rear and of course the huge rear wing have to do with the next series-M8, of course, only on the edge.

In the case of the 24-hour Test, with the BMW M8 GTE its racing debut in Daytona was prepared, they sat down with Martin Tomczyk, António Félix da Costa, Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims and experienced pilots of BMW Motorsport in the Cockpit. In the season of 2018, the Start of the classic in Le Mans will be the Highlight.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “With this 24-hour endurance test, we have a further important step in the preparation of the new BMW M8 GTE. This Test has confirmed that we are in the development of the vehicle in the Plan. We have seen that we are able to complete a Marathon Test without any significant problems. Of course, there is the development of a new race car are always areas that can be further optimized, and our engineers are now working in Munich as well as in the Tests in the USA intensive. But overall, we are pleased with progress to date and can’t wait to experience the BMW M8 GTE in January at Daytona in his first race.“

Martin Tomczyk: “The Test is positive. Such a long-range test is a tough test for the vehicle, and has passed the BMW M8 GTE. Of course, there was the one or other little thing. Effect on the expiration of the 24-hour Tests, but had not.“

Philipp Eng: “It is more than promising that we are in this stage of development, virtually problem-free for a complete 24-hour-distance. We had no real difficulties, and also the Performance and the driveability of the car are very good.“

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