VIDEO: E92 BMW M3 racer rolls out to the track




The previous generation M3 had a short but dominant history in the
American Le Mans Series. Competing in the 2001 season with a 4.0-liter
V8, the M3 GTR decimated the GT (now GT2) class. Porsche cried foul,
citing a lack of an "authentic" V8-powered M3 production car. Despite a
small run of V8 M3s to satisfy regulations, the ALMS changed the rules
so that BMW had to either produce 1000 road cars or face weight and
intake restrictions. BMW decided it wasn't worth it and didn't return
for the 2002 season. But with introduction of the E92 M3, BMW is free
to race with a V8 unrestricted and announced
their racing program in cooperation with Rahal Letterman Racing, as
well as unveiling a new racecar at the Chicago Auto Show this year.
We haven't heard much about the car since then, but BMW Motorsport
released a video showing some pretty awesome footage of the car on
track. It's design is aggressively beautiful, and we can't wait to see
it rub fenders with Porsche and Ferrari next year in GT2. Follow the
jump to watch the video or adorn your desktop with the gallery of
images below.





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