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Hellrot2.8 01-29-2009 03:51 PM

M3 GT2 Racer Revealed

BMW's M3 GT2 racer took to the track for the first time this week with ALMS team Rahal Letterman Racing.

Unbelievably, the part of the new racer BMW is keenest to talk about is the use of the Bavarian marque's EfficientDynamics system – a brand name usually attached to stop/start motors, low rolling resistant tyres and clever alternators rather than 400bhp+ V8 racing cars. For the GT2 racer, "BMW EfficientDynamics makes more engine power by reducing internal friction to increase horsepower and reduce the cooling load." The reduction in cooling needs has allowed the engineers to reduce the number and size of the air intakes, making the car more aerodynamically efficient. They've also fitted a 'corner sensing' power steering system that only switches on when the wheel is turned and an auto-shut off climate control air conditioning system, both of which are designed to reduce parasitic power loss.

Far more interesting than all that is how incredible the car sounds - the video below was shot at a recent ALMS test at Sebring. Make sure it's nice and loud.

craigIS 01-29-2009 08:15 PM

sounds mean :mad:

looks really quick too! i think theyll put up a damn good fight.

AMG_POWER 01-29-2009 09:04 PM

thats how M3 should be sold from factory lol

PinkieMoscow 01-29-2009 11:04 PM

Music to my ears =D. Sounds incredible.

Gamite 01-30-2009 12:25 AM

lol I dunno what you guys are hearing, but in that video it doesn't sound that good at all. I'm sure it's just because the Video sound quality was crap though.

AMG_POWER 01-30-2009 02:15 AM

better sound here

MiroE36 01-30-2009 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by AMG_POWER (Post 1255915)
thats how M3 should be sold from factory lol

you speak the words of god!!!

thinair 02-03-2009 05:49 AM

That widebody looks beautiful. There should seriously be a factory option for that :D

Wes_R 02-03-2009 01:55 PM


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