Last weekend the test track at BMW’s factory in Dingolfing saw the first roll-out of the all new BMW M6 GT3 which will hit the track in anger during the 2016 season.
Jorg Muller was the man who had the honour of creating the next milestone in the development of the M6 and was understandably thrilled.
“It is a fantastic moment when you walk into the garage and see this stunningly beautiful car,” he said. “I am very proud to have taken it out for its first few kilometres. A roll-out is obviously just an initial performance test but, on the whole, everything was very good and we had no problems. The engine really impressed me. It is powerful and has good torque, which is important for a car like this. I am confident that BMW Motorsport will provide its customers with a fantastic racing car, in the BMW M6 GT3.”
Muller’s comments on power derive from the 4.4 litre V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine that produces over 500hp to power a car that weighs less than 1,300kg.
More than just power, the M6 GT3 has a six-speed sequential racing transmission as well as powerful electronic components. On top of that, the M6 saw plenty of development in the BMW wind tunnel.
“This is a big moment for everyone who has worked so intensely and passionately on the development of the BMW M6 GT3 in recent months,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “This car incorporates all the experience we have gained in recent years on the endurance and GT racing circuits. We are well on schedule with the development, and are confident we will be able to take to the track in 2016 with a package that is competitive from the outset. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved with this fantastic project.”
BMW are now registering interest from teams and drivers interested in the M6 GT3 ahead of the planned 2016 race season.