Turbo V8 M6 Racecar

BMW released a turbo powered, V8 Racecar today saying it would soon race in IMSA Tudor United Sportscar. Do these replace the Z4’s currently campaigned by BMW or is this purely a customer car similar to the VLN M235? Back in the fall, a few sites like Jalopnik reported that it would replace the Z4 for 2016 so maybe that’s the plan?

The interesting part of this GT3 project is that BMW has never raced one their turbo M motors. This will be a first for the company. But we have high expectations. It’s is a touring car and it is BMW. It should win.


Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.