BMW have unveiled the racing version of their upcoming 8 series, the BMW M8 GTE at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The BMW M8 GTE will compete on the track in the next season, this will include the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 hour Le Mans.
“The BMW M8 GTE is our new GT flagship and will go head to head with the strong opposition in this sector,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “For us, the presentation of the uncamouflaged car at the IAA is the next important step on the road to our first race outing, which we plan to be the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2018. The FIA WEC and the IMSA series in North America are a top competitive environment for our new challenger. With the BMW M8 GTE, we are bringing cutting-edge technology to the top international class of GT racing, whilst at the same time tying in with our tradition at Le Mans. The development of the BMW M8 GTE is on schedule, and we can hardly wait to see the car challenging for victories in 2018.”
You can find out more details about the new BMW M8 GTE over at BMW at the link below.