BMW's Upcoming 8 Series Get Transformed Into the M8 GTE Race Car

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The BMW M8 GTE gives us a look at the next generation of BMW's racecar.

GTE regulations dictate that the cars must be based off production vehicles, so save for the large wings, splitters, and air dams, this is design of the M8 road auto.

We've known for a while that BMW planned to bring back the range-topping 8 Series luxury coupe.

The long, low and wide M8 GTE features a larger and more dramatic interpretation of the brand's iconic kidney grill and slim taillights to give it an imposing stance.

The sloping rear roofline gives the grand tourer a sleek appearance, with what appears to be space for a 2+2 setup in the production vehicle. As such, the M8 GTE weighs in at 1,200kg.

This will be BMW's first Le Mans auto since 2011, but the M8 GTE won't compete exclusively as a WEC vehicle.

The last time a BMW race vehicle took to the grid at a WEC event was the BMW M3 GT2 in 2011. We've also heard that there's already an M8 under development.

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BMW has now revealed official images of the new M8 GTE which will take on GT rivals Ford, Ferrari, Corvette, Aston Martin and Porsche to set-up an intensely fierce field for next season.

It's set to make its racing debut next January in the Daytona 24 Hours before embarking on parallel WEC and IMSA campaigns.

"The FIA WEC and the IMSA series in North America are top competitive environments for our new challenger".

"We are bringing cutting-edge technology to the top worldwide class of GT racing, whilst at the same time tying in with our tradition at Le Mans".

Taking the baton from the M6 GT3, the M8 GTE is BMW's Motorsport's halo vehicle. BMW is also keen to note that the upcoming 8-Series will be truly embodied by the M8 GTE, which uses the cylinder block and heads from the production car's engine.

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