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Forget The Soft BMW M6: Order This BMW M6 GT3 Right Away

If you can afford it.

BMW Motorsportrevealed the new M6 GT3 back in February with juicy details about therace car’s engine. Days after the BMW Z4 GT3’s final race at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps,BMW has just released pricing information for the M6 GT3. The newrace car will be available for purchase as of September 15th and willcost approximately $414,000. Not bad for a full-spec racing vehicle. BMWMotorsport plans to unveil the M6 GT3 with a racing livery at the FrankfurtMotor Show in September.

Half a million dollars for this screaming race car might be a steal. The M6 GT3 packsa 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that can produce up to 577 hp—depending onclassification. The race car has a steel chassis that has a weldedFIA-approved safety cell and carbon fiber crash structures at the front andback. What’s trulyimpressive about BMW’s latest customer racer is its scant weight of roughly2,900 lbs., which is down approximately 1,300 lbs. from the road-going M6. Look out for the M6 GT3 to tear upthe track against the AMG GT3 next year.

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