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MotoGP Safety Car 2016

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by r199, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. r199

    "The Machine" Premium Member

    New BMW MotoGP Safety Car unveiled ahead of 2016

    BMW and the MotoGP™ World Championship continue their proud partnership as BMW reveal the 2016 M2 Safety Car.

    BMW M head into the 2016 MotoGP™ season with a Safety Car based on the new BMW M2 Coupé. The BMW M2 MotoGP™ Safety Car is the new highlight of the MotoGP™ fleet and immediately takes a leading role in the quest to get the field of top-class riders round the racetrack quickly and safely in the coming rounds of the World Championship.

    The BMW M2 Coupé provided the ideal basis for a MotoGP™ Safety Car, particularly as its distinct racing genes are part of the product’s DNA. The new inline six-cylinder engine with innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-litre capacity guarantees extremely sporty performance. With a maximum output of 272 kW/370 hp and a maximum torque of 7,000 min-1, the car has an extremely rev-happy power train, perfect for the track.

    At the BMW M factory in Garching, the production car was modified, optimised and prepared by hand for its new role in MotoGP™. As well as exclusive tailor-made solutions and mandatory safety features, the engineers at BMW M Division also equipped the Safety Car with extensive BMW M Performance Parts. This not only gives the car an eye-catching appearance, but also plays a practical role in the areas of aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight design.

    Back in early October 2015, a team of BMW M experts began preparing to assemble the 
BMW M2 MotoGP™ Safety Car. Two weeks later, a basic production model rolled into the halls of the M factory. This signaled the start of the task of manually converting the BMW M2 Coupé into an exclusive safety car. The modifications took a good ten weeks to complete.

    The prototype workshop, which is responsible
 for innovative detailed solutions and perfect customisations within the BMW M factory, played a central role in the project. It is here that a team of highly-qualified specialists implemented the most demanding specifications by hand. As well as the installation and addition of BMW M Performance Parts, the prototype workshop’s key roles included preparing tailor-made components, capable of coping 100 per cent with the high-performance demands faced on the racetrack. It is ultimately this combination of innovative technology and skilled manual perfection that make the BMW M2 MotoGP™ Safety Car truly one of a kind.

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016