BMW has unveiled their new M4 Coupe DTM safety car.
Based on the road-going model, the safety car has been equipped with a variety of BMW M Performance Parts including a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber mirror caps, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. Other highlights include a black grille, aerodynamic side skirts and a titanium exhaust system. The model also has DTM livery, a KW coilover suspension and emergency lights on the roof.
The sporty modifications continue in the cabin as there's Recaro racing seats, Schroth harnesses and carbon fiber trim.The model also has a race communication system and a roll cage that replaces the rear seat.
Like the standard model, the DTM safety car is powered by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 431 PS (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an M double-clutch transmission which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
According to BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, “Having decided to start the 2014 DTM season with a new challenger, in the form of the BMW M4 DTM, it was a logical step to have BMW M GmbH put together a BMW M4 Coupe DTM Safety Car." He went on to say "To lead the DTM field out in style, the safety car itself must also be extremely sporty. The BMW M4 Coupé certainly provided us with the basis to achieve this.”