2018 BMW M8 GTE racer to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
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2018 BMW M8 GTE racer to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
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Posted on: August 31st 2017
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BMW has confirmed it will unveil the racing version of its upcoming 8-Series at next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

The version to be shown will be the M8 GTE, BMW’s entry for the 2018 World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s right, folks. BMW is returning to Le Mans.

An M8 GT Le Mans (GTLM) racecar is also being developed for the 2018 WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, where it will replace the current M6-based racecar.

Power in the racecars will come from a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. BMW says the engine has been derived from the 4.4-liter mill found in road cars like the latest M5. It develops a nominal base output of more than 500 horsepower, depending on the classification.

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