The first photos of BMW’s GT Le Mans variant of the new M6 have surfaced, following a test earlier this month at Sebring International Raceway.
The car, nearly identical to the new BMW M6 GT3 car, will make its debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in a factory two-car effort run again by BMW Team RLL.
Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, John Edwards and Kuno Wittmer were on hand for the three-day test at Sebring, which marked the car’s first significant running prior to next week’s IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona.
It’s understood the only notable differences between the GT3 and GTLM versions of the car are the rear wing and brakes, as well as some electronics. The GTLM car will be eligible for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition only.
BMW has yet to confirm its 2016 full-season driver lineup, although it’s believed to be identical to this year’s lineup of Auberlen, Werner, Edwards and Lucas Luhr.
Wittmer, meanwhile, was officially confirmed Friday as a new addition to the team for three of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races.