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Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Say goodbye to the Z4 GT3, hello to the M6 GT3

We’ve reported bits and pieces of information regarding the new M6 GT3 that BMW Motorsport has been developing over the past few months. But now the M6 GT3 is in the final stages of it’s development process, as the Z4 GT3 has been retired by their factory backed teams.

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Just days after the BMW Z4 GT3’s final grand hurrah in the Belgian region of the Ardennes, new details of the car’s successor have now been released. The BMW M6 GT3 will once again raise the bar in terms of performance, while the running costs are considerably lower than those of its predecessor. Interested customer teams can purchase the car as of 15th September 2015 for a net price of 379,000 Euros.
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The M6 GT3 is slated to be officially launched on the 15th of September. It will be on show at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, doing away with the camouflaged wrap for the first time. Getting the weight down in the beast of a car was critical, but now comes the time to fine tune the dynamics of the car. It’s interesting how Mercedes-AMG has gone to a slightly more compact platform in the form of the AMG GT to replace it’s SLS AMGs, but BMW is choosing to go with a larger platform over it’s Z4 GT3.
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When it comes to performance, the BMW M6 GT3 is uncompromising: the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which has only been slightly modified compared to the production engine, generates up to 585 hp, depending on the classification. The entire car, including its self-supporting steel chassis, the welded FIA-approved safety cell, the carbon fibre crash structure at the front and carbon fibre reinforced plastic crash element at the rear, weighs less than 1,300 kilograms. The BMW M6 GT3 also sets new benchmarks when it comes to driveability, ergonomics and safety. It already goes beyond the GT3 regulations for 2016.
 BMW M6 GT3 (1)
The BMW M6 GT3 is also the most economic GT sports car that BMW has ever built. For example, the running costs for the power train on the new car will be roughly 30 per cent lower than those of the BMW Z4 GT3. As early as when it was being developed, great importance was placed on ensuring that also the spare parts offer good value for money.
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