The BMW M8 Convertible Is Already Testing At The Nurburgring

Spy Shots

Springtime has arrived in Germany.

Although BMW has already confirmed the existence of not only the new 8 Series, but also the M8 coupe, it’s still fun to see ongoing development continue. Today, our spy photographers have caught the also upcoming M8 convertible testing at the Nurburgring. It’s actually been a few months since testing at the Green Hell has taken place because during winter months the famed track is nearly unusable. It’s even more dangerous covered in snow and ice.

But it appears springtime has come to Germany so that means automakers are heading back for serious track testing. Notice that the M8 convertible test mule shown here has fairly light camouflage, with its sleek headlights and wider kidney grille in relatively clear view. Compared to the standard 8 Series, the M8 will be a bit wider, thanks in part to the fenders and side sills, for a more aggressive (and appropriate) appearance. Powering this open top beast is the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 tuned to deliver around 600-630 hp. Other M8 additions will include bigger brakes and wheels and quad exhaust pipes, among other things.

You Might Also Like
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Is A Supercharged Bargain
7 Awesome SUVs That Deserve To Be Resurrected
7 Awesome SUVs That Deserve To Be Resurrected

Remember, BMW also showed the M8 Gran Coupe Concept earlier this month at Geneva, which will go head-to-head against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid as well as the also just revealed Mercedes-AMG GT GT63 S 4-Door. Expect for BMW to reveal the 8 Series as well as the M8 coupe and convertible sometime by the end of this year.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$86,700

Related Reviews