The 2010 BMW Z4 GT3 is set to conquer the racing circuit, more particularly in compliance with GT3 regulations, to add to their outstanding line up of race cars that they have developed through the years.
Designed for private racing teams, the GT3 features aggressive styling, advanced engineering, and a 1,200 kilogram (2,645 pound) curb weight. With its elongated bonnet, flared wheel arches, long wheel base and narrow projections, the car boasts an unmistakable appearance. The latter is due in part to the numerous components (front and rear wings, bonnet, roof, and fenders) constructed from carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
The BMW Z4 GT3 is powered by a V8 engine that is capable of producing up to 480bhp. And since Motorsports is on the quest of developing technology for their race cars, you can expect the Z4 GT3 to be packed with technological solutions that only BMW can offer. There is a sequential 6 speed gearbox that takes care of the transmission so that shifting from one gear to another is quicker.
Rims with central locking and safety clip are also included in delivery. In addition, the BMW Z4 GT3 also offers driver assistance systems such as racing ABS and traction control, which have been adopted from other cars in the customer racing range, and then further developed and modified for use in the GT3 car.
The front axle of the BMW Z4 GT3 is a completely new design, based on a series concept. It is equipped with a tubular stabiliser bar with adjustable blades. The rear axle is designed as a longitudinal link axle, as with the series version of the BMW Z4.
The steel body of the car comes from the BMW Plant in Regensburg. A safety cell made of extremely rigid, precision steel tubing is then welded into the body. The engine block of the V8 engine is produced in the BMW foundry in Landshut. The BMW Plant in Dingolfing contributes the rear axle differential and drive shaft, among other things.
If you’re wondering when the BMW Z4 GT3 will be made available, it is set for release some time in the second quarter of the year 2010. With an estimated price of around 298,000 Euro (that's over $405,000 based on current exchange rates).