Preview BMW M8 GTE

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by KW Studios, May 20, 2024.

  1. KW Studios

    KW Studios Official Information Developer

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Introducing the BMW M8 GTE: A New Contender in RaceRoom


    Get ready to experience the thrill of endurance racing with the upcoming release of the BMW M8 GTE in RaceRoom.


    • Production Year: 2017
    • Drive Type: RWD
    • Engine: V8 twin-turbo
    • Aspiration: Twin turbo
    • Gearbox: 6-speed paddle shift
    • Torque: 750nm
    • Horsepower: 600bhp
    • Weight: 1250kg with driver


    This sleek and powerful grand tourer (GT) car, crafted by the renowned German automobile manufacturer BMW, finds its place in the GTE Class and will be a powerful opponent to the already available Porsche 911 RSR.


    Originally developed in late 2016, the BMW M8 GTE made its competitive debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship during the 2018 season.


    Replacing its predecessor, the BMW M6 GTLM, at the end of the 2017 season, the M8 GTE is built on the foundation of the BMW M8.


    Notably, the M8 GTE stands out as the first car to be entirely manufactured by BMW Motorsport from the ground up as a LM GTE homologated vehicle, showcasing BMW's commitment to innovation.


    Underneath its striking exterior, the BMW M8 GTE boasts cutting-edge technologies and concepts. Powering the BMW M8 GTE is a formidable front-mid mounted BMW n63/1 turbocharged V8 engine.


    With its impressive power and precision engineering, the M8 GTE is going to deliver an exhilarating racing experience in RaceRoom.


    The BMW M2 CS Racing, BMW M4 GT4 and the BMW M8 GTE will be released this Wednesday!


    But of course we are not stopping here. We've already licensed more endurance focused cars. Stay tuned to hear more about that in the future!
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  2. ShortyBuzzGER

    ShortyBuzzGER Well-Known Member Beta tester

    Sep 4, 2020
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    Finally a car to get rid of the GTE single-car-class :D
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  3. OlivierMDVY

    OlivierMDVY Active Member

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Ok, next is Group 2? :D
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  4. Maskerader

    Maskerader Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2019
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    M8 was the first car that I thought about, but then it looked like we're getting the drift car, so that's a surprise. :D

    Oh, that's interested!
  5. Wilko Jones

    Wilko Jones Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2019
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    This wasn't expected. I was thinking you were about to cheap out and post the BMW Drift car, but this is a welcome surprise. It should make for some interesting racing in the GTE class, and also allow Raceroom to get in on the oversized BMW meme. Late is better than never...

    But since you are not stopping, don't leave us hanging. Lay the deet's on us, Man!

    Also, this Wednesday! I cannot wait! Looking forward to all 3, but I am especially interested to see how the M8 GTE stacks up to the 911 GTE. All I wish for are a certain Corvette, A particular Ford, a Ferrari to appear and Aston Martin to join the fray. Oh and another track in France... It's on the long side, but it would be more than welcome in Raceroom.
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