Ahead of the public debut at the two-day at Daytona on Tuesday and Wednesday, BMW have released the first images of the all-new M6 GTLM from a three-day test at Sebring a few days ago. Based on the M6 road car, the new GT racer replaces the Z4 GTE and will be raced by BMW Team RLL in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Although no technical details have been released yet, the M6 GTLM will undoubtedly feature a modified version of the production car's twin-turbo V8.
The launch of the M6 GTLM has prompted us to take a renewed look at one of its hugely successful predecessors; the M3 GT2. Based on the E92-series M3, it used the road car's race-bred V8 engine to great effect. It was raced on both sides of the Atlantic, winning the ALMS title twice and also scoring an outright victory in the Nurburgring 24 Hours. One of the car's most famous outings came at Le Mans in 2010 when one of the M3s was finished in an art-car livery created by Jeff Koons. Over the years we have seen six different examples in action and they star in our spectacular 161-shot gallery.
Over the weekend, Lotus released new Sport variants that will replace the current Elise models. The entry level Elise Sport features a 134 bhp naturally aspirated engine and like its bigger brother is 10 kg lighter than its predecessor and also slightly cheaper. That bigger brother is the Elise Sport 220, which boasts a 217 bhp, supercharged engine.

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2009 - 2011 BMW M3 GT2 - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 BMW M6 GTLM - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Lotus Elise Sport 220 - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Lotus Elise Sport - Images, Specifications and Information