As if the unveiling of the BMW 8 series concept wasn’t enough to trigger the adrenaline rush, BMW flaunted its camouflaged sneak peak of the M8 that bridges the gap between BMW 760Li and the cheapest Rolls-Royce, the Wraith in terms of cost.
The beast was unleashed minutes before the Nurburgring 24 Hour race by BMW’s M division. “The conception and development of the standard BMW 8 Series and the M model run in parallel,” BMW M’s President, Frank van Meel, says. “The future BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and augment its DNA with added track ability and generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility.”
Focused on dominating its competitors like the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe and Bentley’s GT the team also plans to give Aston Martin, Porsche and Ferrari’s GT cars a run for their money.
The BMW board of member of sales for sales and marketing, Ian Robertson promises his customers that the M8 to be a sporty car and catering to all the expectations of its owner.
Rumoured to have an electrified boosting technology from the i division and with a sprint time of 0-62 mph in jus under 3 seconds. While one would be more than satisfied if it has a V12 engine, but it just wouldn’t be possible with the amount of weight hanging from the front end of this roaring piece of crafted metal. The possible combination of specs could be an upgraded version of M5’s 4.4 litre, twin turbo V8. For now let’s just be happy with its all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission and CPU to brain them all.
The BMW’s M division plans a new Le Mans racer with its M8 GTE which should debut at next Daytona 24 Hour race. Though there hasn’t been any icing on the cake with pictures of this robust yet elegant machine, I guess it’s worth the wait.