Le Mans 2018: BMW 8er G15 and BMW M8 GTE side-by-side

Shortly before the start of the 24h Le Mans, 2018 could be the new BMW 8 G15 a lap of honour at the side of his fast brother the M8 GTE rotate. The two completely different 8-person variants, will celebrate Le Mans with a double Comeback: With the 8-seater BMW brought a legendary name back to life, with the M8 GTE is for the first time since 2011, a plant used by BMW at the Sarthe.

Even if the racing car is different in many aspects from the road vehicle, the Similarities between the two versions is obvious. During the performance of the rear-driven BMW M8 GTE is not communicated in Detail and, depending on the size of the air volume limiter, in the range of just under or just over 500 HP is likely to be, the performance of the BMW M850i Drive no secret: 530 HP to be distributed to all four wheels.

Klaus Fröhlich (member of the Board of management of BMW AG, development): “In General, we develop vehicles for the road and bring them to the race track. The BMW 8er, we went for the first time, in a different way: We have developed the car and successfully compete in races. These experiences have been incorporated in the road version. From the racetrack to the road – the man experienced every second of it.”

Pieter Nota (member of the Board of management of BMW AG, sales and brand BMW): “Le Mans is the most fascinating and most prestigious sports car endurance race at all. It is a sporty and luxurious stage, and, therefore, for the world premiere of the new BMW 8er coupe. This automobile embodies pure power, passion and Performance. It offers our customers the perfect combination of a dynamic sports cars and pure luxury. The BMW 8er coupe-the true essence of a BMW coupe.”

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “The cooperation between us and the colleagues from the production development was very closely and efficiently. The developers of the series had, of course, be the masters of their very own challenges. Nevertheless, they were for the GTE project, always open and helpful. It was real Teamwork.”

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by : klonr.com