Perhaps overshadowed by the dramatic race at last weekend’s MotoGP in Austria, the BMW M8 Competition MotoGP Safety Car made its debut, replacing the M5 equivalent that made an appearance in Malaysia last year.

BMW has been “official suppliers” of the MotoGP Safety Car fleet for the last 20 years with the likes of the M2 and M4 taking their place at the front line in previous years.

This year’s model is based on the M8 Competition with a TwinPower Turbo V8 engine making 625 hp and 750 Nm – good for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds, aided by the M xDrive all-wheel drive system.

Modifications to the car included an addition of numerous BMW M Performance Parts namely a titanium exhaust system, rear diffuser, flashing corona headlight rings, battery master switch, bonnet locks, Recaro racing seats, a roll cage, custom carbon flaps, Michelin Cup tyres and a massive rear wing from the M8 GTE race car.


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