2010 BMW Z4 GT3 – A Z4 With A M3 Engine
2010 BMW Z4 GT3 will be the German roadster’s version having the engine from the BMW M3, build only for experts.
2010 BMW Z4 GT3 will hide under the hood the 4.0-liter V8 engine currently on BMW M3, but because it is developed under the Motorsport division’s guidance it has 480 HP. Actually it is the same engine on the BMW M3 GT2 and, as well, it is synchronized with a six-speed sequential transmission. Anyway, don’t even dare to dream driving this car without a racing driver licence and without a FIA wild card, this model being built particularly for GT3 class.
We don’t know exactly how it will look like or detailed specifications so far, in the press release being mentioned only the ECU 408 and Power 400 electric units, to control the engine’s pulse during the race. It is also mentioned that the air conditioner is optional and that the price will be just €298,000 tax included (about $426,000 ). This modes is offered to the private teams.
The old racing Z4, called BMW Z4 Racing was launched in 2006 and had a smaller engine, 3.2-liter, but developed 400 HP. The Z4 Racing competed in the endurance races, racing at the 24 Hours Nurburgring Race and in the German Endurance Championship.