The brand new M6 GT3 racecar from BMW Motorsport has landed in the United States ahead of next year's competition debut.

It was revealed just last month at the Frankfurt Motor Show and now it has arrived on U.S. soil to get ready for its racing debut set to occur in 2016 when it will effectively replace the successful X4 GTLM. Those with a keen eye will notice that it looks a little different compared to the show car as the one pictured here has an additional set of fog lights mounted in the front bumper and it also has gone through some changes at the back where the diffuser has gained more vertical elements.

The track-only BMW M6 GT3 might look massive, but in reality it weighs less than 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs) thanks to numerous lightweight measures including a stripped out interior cabin. It uses a modified V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine tailored to race specification and can develop as much as 585 bhp (436 kW) depending on the car’s classification.

Compared to its predecessor, BMW Motorsport says the running costs are down by 30% and they are asking €379,000 (net price) for the racecar in Europe while details concerning U.S. pricing are not available at this point.

Additional images are available at the first source link below.

Source: BMW CCA via BMW BLOG

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