BMW to Announce the M6 MotoGP Safety Car
If the reports are to be believed, BMW will introduce the M6 MotoGP safety car at this weekend’s M Festival at the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. The new car is expected to lead the M Corso parade during the race. After the 1M and M5, the M6 coupe is the next in duty for the 2013 MotoGP Championship. The 1M MotoGP Safety car was unveiled at 2011 M-Festival, and the vehicle was retired after one year of duty in MotoGP. The M6 will be featuring a heavy dose of upgrades with carbon fiber finish on the front bumper lip, side mirrors and adjustable rear wing. Besides, the car will feature special lightweight titanium race exhaust system and a roll cage inside the cabin to guard the structure from breaking up under a crash. There are also two racing Recaro bucket seats. However, the automaker refused to provide more details regarding the new vehicle.
Performances wise, it is unclear if there have been any modifications. It is expected to be powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, that generates 555 PS peak power and that horsepower is transmitted to the wheels via a seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission that accelerates the car from 0-100 kmph in just 4 seconds. It hits an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Stay tuned for the new M6 Safety Car to break covers at 24 hour Nurburgring endurance race, followed by M-Spec fan race.