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Old 02-08-2008, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW Returns to Le Mans With New M3





From Edmunds.com

"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."

Full article here : 2008 Chicago Auto Show: BMW M3 Race Version
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I wonder how long it will be before that body kit becomes available for Accords
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WHOA...just got a little lightheaded there for a moment while all the blood rushed to my...WOW!!!

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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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