The BMW M8 GTE looks stunning, ready to tackle Le Mans
The BMW M8 GTE gives us a look at the next generation of BMW's racecar.
BMW claims that there's a good deal of production 8 Series design language in the M8 GTE.
If you take a close look at the headlights, taillights and roof, you'll be seeing them again very soon.
It takes the lines of the 8 Series and exaggerates them with wild carbon fiber body panels and a honkin' wing out back.
Thanks to all that carbon fiber, the M8 GTE weighs just 2,689 pounds.
That's only about 300 pounds heavier than a new Mazda MX-5.
Under the hood of the M8 GTE is a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that's restricted to approximately 500 horsepower.
A six-speed sequential racing transmission sends all that power to the rear wheels.
It will participate in the next season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Yes, that includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.