BMW unveils new GT challenger

BMW has shown off its new M6 GT3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the car set to enter the GT racing scene in 2016.

The new car, described as the racing version of the BMW M6 Coupe, was first revealed in May at the Nurburgring and then shown off in the USCC event at Watkins Glen over and during the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps.

The latter race was won by the M6 GT3's predecessor - the Z4 GT3, piloted in the race by Marc VDS drivers Markus Palttala, Lucas Luhr and Nick Catsburg.

The new car boasts a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M PowerTwin Turbo technology and will weigh less than 1300kg.

The price is set at 379,000 euros.

In addition to the 2015 Spa 24 Hours, the retiring BMW Z4 GT3 had also won the 2011 Super GT300 title, the 2014 British GT crown and the GTD class of the inaugural USCC season.

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