After last October’s teaser, BMW Motorsport have released the first revealing images with the M6 GT3.

Despite carrying a full body camouflage, it's easy to spot the GT3-spec M6 Coupe is a lot wider than the road-going version and comes with a huge rear wing and a vented hood. Compared to a regular M6, it features additional vents in the rear quarter panels, along with side exhausts and a substantially lowered ride height. Also noticeable are the LED headlights from the recently facelifted 6-Series range while the interior cabin has been stripped out to shave off excess weight.

Motivation is provided by a V8 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine specifically modified for track use and featuring dry sump lubrication. The motor is capable of delivering more than 500 bhp (373 kW) in a car that weighs less than 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs). Output is channeled to the wheels through a six-speed sequential race-spec gearbox all wrapped around in a body which has been aerodynamically optimized in the wind tunnel.

Testing for the BMW M6 GT3 kicked off last Saturday at BMW's factory in Dingolfing, Germany, prior to next year's racing debut in national and international series, including endurance races.

Check out the attached press release for more info.

Gallery: BMW M6 GT3 starts testing with more than 500 bhp and less than 1,300 kg weight

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