[Video] BMW 8 Series and M8 share the Nurburgring image

Now that the cat is out of the bag and everyone knows firsthand from BMW they are diligently working on the revival of the 8 Series, testing and developing is moving forward at a fast pace – especially since we’re dealing with the Nurburgring pace here.

Here seen clad in mind-bending camouflage is a pair of 8 Series models, allegedly the 850i and the fan-awaited M8 version. The first part of the video presents the 8 Series refueling at a gas station, and this means we have time to check out the design hiding under the whirlwind wraps – we are able to see this prototype comes with a changed lower front end compared to other versions, so we might be dealing with the final design. When the 8 Series thunders away from the gas station, we’re actually in for a surprise – the coupe now sports a huge pair of exhaust outlets neatly fitted into the bumper.

Of course, the series production 8 Series comes with a tamed design compared to the concept – and we might be again disappointed by the conventional lines adopting a more relaxed tone akin to most late releases from the company instead of the modern, high-tech aura of the previewing concept. The video’s jump to the Nurburgring then provides a look at a different 8 series prototype, one fitted with double circular pipes and a different bumper instead of singular elements like on the previous test mule.