BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New “Guardian Angel” in MotoGP

Instead of its predecessor, the BMW M5 Competition, the M8 Competition will receive the mission of ensuring safety “Safety Car” for MotoGP racing.

Officially named BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car, this safety car is developed based on the new M8 Competition version launched in June 2019.

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

According to BMW M division director Markus Flasch, the BMW M8 and the BMW M8 GTE racing version were developed in parallel.

“That is why we chose the BMW M8 Competition to take on the role of the new safety car for the MotoGP race. Even for the commercial version, this high-performance car is very suitable for running on the track. With the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car, we are really excited to introduce a new powerful leader car for the most attractive motorbike race on the planet,” said Markus Flasch.

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

Compared to the commercial M8 Competition, the M8 MotoGP Safety Car has many changes, including a prominently decorated body with all kinds of red, white, blue, black stamps and flashing lights on the roof. car. In addition, the M8 MotoGP Safety Car also impresses with new aerodynamic details inspired by the M8 GTE racing version such as wind fins on the front bumper and large rear tail wing.

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

Similar to professional racing cars, the M8 MotoGP Safety Car cabin is equipped with a protective brace frame (roll cage), pair of Recaro seats, fire extinguisher, flash control switch and other specialized equipment.

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car launched: New

Under the hood, the M8 MotoGP Safety Car still uses the powertrain of the regular M8 Competition with a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine for a maximum capacity of 625 horsepower and maximum torque of 750 Nm. Power is transmitted to 4 wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

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Trang Nguyen (Forum.autodaily.vn)

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