BMW announced Z4 GT3 track car with M3 V8 engine

By Auto News Log • December 24th, 2009

Great news for all the professional racing teams, as BMW has just announced that it will be releasing a special edition of its Z4 roadster, dubbed GT3, specifically targeted at racing competitions.

What does this new model have that recommends it for such a goal? Why the massive 4.0-liter V8 engine from the M3, which can pump out around 480 HP, and, up until now, wasn’t even believed to fit into the smaller body of the Z4. The most powerful edition of the Z4 up until now was the sDrive35is model, which was recently unveiled and is pictured above.

Teams which are interested in the new track car will find a wide array of systems which were already tested on the BMW M3 GT2 racing car, as well as a full set of customizations in compliance with competitions like the FIA GT3 or many 24-hour endurance racing championships.

The price for such a model? A “measly” $427,000. But while this prohibitive price does mean it is aimed at professional racing teams, this doesn’t stop fans of dreaming about a special, road-legal Z4 GTS edition, as the Bavarian company did release such a thing for the M3 model.

Source: BMWBlog

 

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