"CHICAGO — BMW has unwrapped a new racing version of the M3, designed to compete in the 2009 American Le Mans Series in partnership with Rahal Letterman Racing.
The racing car, prepared by BMW M GmbH, features a P65 motorsports version of the M3's 4.0-liter V8, boosted from 414 to 485 horsepower and from 295 to 368 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission with a carbon-fiber clutch and a mechanical limited-slip differential."
WHOA...just got a little lightheaded there for a moment while all the blood rushed to my...WOW!!!
I'm interested to see how it does on the cicuit as the E46 platform did relatively poorly compared to the others and with the astronomical hp/torquage running around these days, are its numbers to weight ratio enough?? I'm putting my trust in the ///M group (as we all
///Must). It should be kewl. It looks insane (and sadly Doc is right, that kit will (or likely already IS) on at least a Civic near you, but remember RICER doent equal RACER.
My evil thoughts continue and you've done nothing to quell them. So///Me support group you are...
2008 ///M5 with Eisenmann race exhaust "Athena" 2011 X5 - Loaded - N55 twin scroll turbo 300hp RIP 2005 Dinan ///M3 S3-R+ Vert w/hardtop- 6-speed, DINAN SC - race kit, race headers, etc. RIP 2002 Z3 Roadster 2.5i - VF Supercharged, 5-speed, Brembos etc. Turkey ///M Car Fleet Commander
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"BMW represents one of the cornerstones on which the American Le Mans Series was built and has maintained a loyal following of dedicated owners and fans since that time. We are thrilled to embrace this effort from BMW with Rahal Letterman Racing."
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