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The V8-powered BMW 1M racer
This is no ordinary BMW 1M. First, there are fibreglass wide arches, carbon diffusers, six-pot AP racing brakes, paddle-shift six-speed ‘box, and an ultra-low 3-way Ohlins suspension.
And gone, too, is the fantastic 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six. Under the hood , now it has welcomes the 6.2-litre Chevy V8 producing an indecent 550bhp, sitting inside a tubular steel chassis. All that remains of the original 1M is that unsmiling face.
French racing outfit GC Automobile will contest this ‘GC10-V8' 1M at next year's 24hr of Dubai. There, it will attempt to harness the force...
The source of this news is BBC topgear.