Photos available for BMW Z4 GT3

Posted on Thursday, 25 February 2010 , 18:02:04 byEmil

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Photos available for BMW Z4 GT3

In the end of last year came a rumor, confirmed this week: the 1st photos of BMW Z4 GT3 on the internet.

Having a price tag estimated at about 298,000 Euro, available beginning from the 2nd year quarter, the GT3 variant of the German roadster model will be available for the private teams entering the European Championship FIA GT3, ADAC GT Masters and the International GT Open.

This GT variant of Z4 is comes wrapping a V8 4.0l engine found usually on the M3 unit, that's allowing to field a troop of 480 bhp. All its horses - controlled through a sequential 6-speed gearbox. The enhancements include also racing ECU Type-408 and a Control Unit Power400, Racing ABS plus air conditioning.

BMWblog says the 1st team getting this new machine is... yes, Schubert Motorsport, that has tested it already in France at the test track Paul Ricard. Z4 GT's first entry will be on May 2 in the FIA GT3 Silverstone series.

The vehicle will be eligible here for a large array of the GT3 championships, most likely seeing it in the European GT3 FIA championship more often.

This need for a program GT3 within the BMW brand grew even more in the past year, after the manufacturer pulled out of F1.