New 2018 BMW M8 GTE Shows Off Livery

 

BMW recently unveiled its latest marvel of engineering — the new 2018 BMW M8 GTE — in its finest livery during a demonstration Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. This luxury race car went head-to-head with other vehicles in the GT class during a 24-hour competition on the Daytona International Speedway and is the next milestone of BMW’s “Mission8” initiative. Stunning everyone with its elegant yet aerodynamic design, the 2018 BMW M8 GTE was clad in the company’s traditional blue and red stripes, starkly displayed against a white background. What is really interesting is that the 2018 BMW M8 GTE was based on the new 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupe, which was developed at the same time. In a Jan. 24 post from Motorsport.com, BMW MotorSport Boss Jens Marquardt said “This is a really special car for us, as it’s the first time that we’ve got involved in the production of a streetcar.” From its striking design, expertly-crafted build and precise attention to detail, it is indeed evident the high esteem and respect BMW has for the 2018 BMW M8 GTE.


During a Jan. 25 interview with BIMMERPOST, Marquardt said that excellent teamwork was the key to producing the marvel that is the 2018 BMW M8 GTE. He said though there naturally were challenges in transferring luxury and elegance to a racing format, the developers were “always open to the GTE project” and “always willing to help.” He said the same team spirit was vital in crafting the 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupe. Marquardt said the “core values” of the 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupe should be the “same strength” that emanates from every aspect of the 2018 BMW M8 GTE. That is why the two vehicles are alike in their power, performance and their amazing appearances. Our experienced team at BMW of Reading is very excited about both the 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupe and 2018 BMW M8 GTE.


Let’s take the design aspects. We are obliged to adopt the same external contour and roof line as the production model,” Marquardt said during the BIMMERPOST interview. “However, it was also important to incorporate elements such as the headlamps, the Carbon Core and the center console in the race car, based on the BMW 8 Series Coupe. The topic of carbon fiber played a major role.”
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