BMW’s 17th Art Car, a racing tradition spanning more than 35 years, was officially unveiled at a special event last night at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.
The artist chosen by the Bavarians for this creation is American Jeff Koon, who first showed us a sketch of his creation almost a couple of months ago.
The final version is here and is actually ahead of schedule to our rejoice and it is based on the BMW M3 GT2 Racer. This racing version of the E92 M3 has already clocked up a momentous win at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and will now feature this great looking livery at the crucible of endurance racing, the infamous 24 Hours of Le Mans.
According to creator, Jeff Koons, this livery signifies the power and energy that transcends to us from the BMW racing car and his chosen theme is this transcending of the immense power under the bonnet and his ideas to the real world.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place from June 12 to 13 and the preparations undergone for it by the BMW M3 GT2 are as follows, the 4 liter V8 engine is capped at 500 horsepower, the chassis has been upgraded and so have the brakes and weight saving program in order to give the car a fighting chance.
Besides the technology there’s always the people to consider for such an event and BMW’s team for their comeback to Le Mans are Andy Priaulx, Dirk Muller and Dirk Werner.