The B6 GT3 will race in the FIA European GT3 championship and features a 4.4 liter V8 with a sizzling 530 hp and 725 Nm of torque achieved by means of radial compression - a technology borrowed from the BMW ALPINA B6 S road car.

ALPINA will be returning to the track for the first time in 20 years to race in the FIA European GT3 championship. And they will be bringing their new BMW ALPINA B6 GT3 to compete against the likes of GT3 racers from Aston Martin, Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Based on the BMW 6-Series, the B6 GT3 touring car racer features a 4.4 liter V8 with a sizzling 530 hp and 725 Nm of torque achieved by means of radial compression - a technology nicked from the BMW ALPINA B6 S road car.

"Due to the low centre of gravity, it feels more like a Formula race car than a Touring Car," says test driver Andreas Bovensiepen in the ALPINA press release. The car is currently undergoing testing while preparing for the 2009 racing season and has made a stop at the Geneva auto show for its first public outing.

The BMW ALPINA B6 GT3 will also be made available for other racing teams and will compete in additional circuits including national GT3 races in Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Belgium and Brazil, the VLN endurance series at Nürburgring, and several 24-hour endurance competitions.

 

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