The BMW M6 GT3 has taken to the track for the first time in Germany. The car was put through its paces at the BMW plant in Dingolfing. Having been announced last year, this marks the start of its testing period.

The M6 GT3 is powered by a race-modified 4.4-liter V8 M TwinPower Turbo production engine that produces in excess of 500 hp. The car weighs less than 1,300 kg (2,866 lb) and features a transaxle drive concept, a six-speed sequential racing transmission and wind tunnel-optimized chassis aerodynamics. It is based on the M6 Coupé production model.

The roll-out, or initial performance test, took place on the afternoon of Saturday Jan. 31st with driver Jörg Müller behind the wheel. "The engine really impressed me," says Müller in a press release. "It is powerful and has good torque, which is important for a car like this."

BMW says the development of the BMW M6 GT3 is progressing according to plan. It is expected to compete in national series, international series and endurance races from 2016.

Source: BMW

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