German automaker BMW has recently announced that its most hardcore 4 Series, the 2018 BMW M4 GT4, can now be acquired, for a corresponding fee of course. The German automotive company primarily revealed plans for a GT4-spec M4 Coupe last year and recently after testing the vehicle over 12,00 miles, BMW confirmed that the hardcore M4 GT4 is ready.
A year has passed since BMW Motorsport revealed its specific plan in doing a GT4-spec M4 Coupe race car, and now the factory-built vehicle is being unveiled in full following the 20,000 km (12,472 miles) of gruelling tests.
Positioned between the M235i Racing and the M6 GT3 flagship vehicle, the upcoming M4 GT4 is considered as a mishmash of the regular road savvy M4 Coupe and the bulkier sold-out GTS version, all combined in a lighter vehicle. The inline 3.0 L turbocharged engine that can produce around 431hp and 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission have been solely based on the road version car and accustomed for the new track made application.
The engine's overall yield is not yet finalized as there's a whole array of modifications to select from. This is made possible with its power sticks that allow the team to pre-program the chosen level of power. Moreover, this is the first ever race car coming from BMW Motorsports that flaunts power sticks, which are considered the plug and play system so the team can directly make any changes deemed appropriate in any given situation.
Based directly from the said GTS is the carbon fiber hood, and its doors are made from the same lightweight matter. The chunkier body developed in the wind tunnel for hours also has a bigger wing to aid the downforce at the back axle while at the front, a motorspec front splitter is found that is also modified to enhance aero. The intense sound produced by the 6-cylinder engine passes through its racing exhaust system.
Moreover, further novelties also include a stripped out interior fitted with only a sole seat procured from the M6 GT3 from where the fresh M4 GT4 has also sourced its brakes and pedal box. The German marque also disclosed that the idea behind the cabin is to attain the most comfortable position as possible to make sure the driver behind the wheel will focus on the most important part -- driving.
The upcoming M4 GT4 has been assessed by different BMW work drivers and it will speed through once again this weekend at the famed Nurburgring 24 hours in the BMW Sports Trophy with the sole purpose of knowing more about the said race car. It will experience the notable race track together with another M4 GT4, a media car that is driven by the famed British motorsport journalist Jethro Bovingdon. Fancy owning a M4 GT4? It can be yours for €169,000 (plus VAT). The up and coming BMW M4 GT4 is also scheduled to be sent to customer racing teams for the 2018 season.