Derived from the BMW M3, BMW M3 GT2 got a V8 engine with the capacity of 4.0 liters, which develops a maximum power of 500 hp, an evolved chassis, competition brakes and extensive use of lightweight materials. Able to reach 160 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the BMW M3 GT2 was considered a serious candidate to win the race this year.
Under the guidance and supervision of Koons, his BMW Art Car project was produced in cooperation with a team of engineers and designers at BMW Design Schmid, in Bavaria. The challenge of creating the BMW Art Car project meant the use of lightweight materials and design that will not interfere with the aerodynamics and the mass model of competition.
BMW Motorsport Director, Mario Theissen, announced pilots who raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans in April 2010. Andy Priaulx, Dirk Müller and Dirk Werner started at the wheel of the BMW Art Car with number 79. Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus and Uwe Alzenau raced the BMW Le Mans model with number 78.