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BMW Teases New M8 GTE as Testing Begins

BMW teases new M8 GTE as testing gets underway…

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BMW has revealed a teaser image of its M8 GTE, as on-track testing for the new-for-2018 car has begun.

An artist’s depiction of the car was posted to the German manufacturer’s social media channels on Tuesday, featuring a sleek and shorter profile compared to the new production model, as rumored.

While photos have yet to surface, it’s understood testing is already underway, with an initial rollout having been completed last week in Germany and an additional test having taken place at the Lausitzring.

BMW Team MTEK will run the car in the FIA World Endurance Championship as an expected two-car GTE-Pro effort, with a continued factory program also set for the GT Le Mans class ranks of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, although with a to-be-confirmed team.

It’s understood Team RLL’s contract is again up at the end of this year, with other teams, including Andretti Autosport, reportedly set to make a bid for the IMSA program.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Expert

    July 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I think RLL winning with an updated M6 GTD car is reason enough to give them the bid, even with bop in their favor…

  2. WBrowning

    July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Bring it on, that teaser looks kinda like a Mustang.

  3. P

    July 18, 2017 at 10:32 am

    WOW!!

    Can’t wait to see and hear more.

    • Bob

      July 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      rear fender reminds me of the Bentley GT3 car.
      would be a blow to RLL if BMW chooses another team.
      I hope the new car produces SOUNDS! That M6 GLTM is pretty silent

      • Matt

        July 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm

        Yeah, also hoping it’s loud again

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