BMW is developing an ‘Evo’ package for its M6 GT3 racer, with the aim of making the car more gentleman driver-friendly. Testing of the developments is underway and the package is scheduled for launch for the 2018 season.
“The M6 GT3 will remain the flagship in the BMW customer racing product range and our top model for the prestigious 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps in 2018 and beyond,” said BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt. “We are working on an Evo package, to provide our customer racing teams with an even better car. The latest tests at the Lausitzring showed that we have made a big step forward, particularly in terms of driveability.”
BMW says the package is intended to improve driveability, widen the optimisation window and increase parts durability. The Laustizring test programme involved back-to-back comparisons with the current and improved car in the hands of Philipp Eng.
“The tests were great fun,” he reported. “Thanks to the updates, the M6 GT3 is significantly easier and more comfortable to drive. It’s also more consistent. All this makes it less tiring for the driver in the cockpit.”