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BMW has introduced the M6 GT3 during the M Festival in Germany, in a premiere.

The newest model to be signed by the Bavarian based car manufacturer is actually a racer which has been called the M6 GT3. The vehicle has been officially presented at the M Festival, on its local market, and it will be entering competition next year.

“The BMW M6 Coupe obviously provided us with a sensational base, on which to develop the new car. That makes it twice as much fun for our engineers, working hand in hand with their colleagues at BMW M, to transform it into a car for the racetrack.” He went on to say “We are hugely looking forward to the first race outing of the BMW M6 GT3 in 2016. I am sure we will continue to add chapters to our motorsport success story with this car”, said Jens Marquardt, the BMW Motorsport director.

The brand new BMW M6 GT3 is coming with an aerodynamic body kit, which includes the new front bumper, the different side skirts and the prominent rear wing, amongst others. The vehicle is also coming with the safety cell, which is FIA-approved, along with the roof hatch which is allowing escape in the event of a crash. BMW says that power to this racing car is being provided by a modified version of the 4.4 liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 unit, which is capable of putting down 500 HP and “impressively high torque”. The 1,300 kg weighing vehicle has a 6-speed sequential transmission. No performance details have been announced.