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      12-19-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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BMW Motorsport Z4 GT3 official racecar with M3 V8 engine now available

I found on BMW Motorsport (http://bmw-motorsport.com/ms/en/race...ar/z4_gt3.html) the Z4 GT3 being powered by a 4.0l V8 and 480 hp, surely the M3 engine. Their are no other details nor pics, but as a V8 goes under the hood it may be that the Z4 M may still come. In this way the last NA M car will not be M3 but Z4 M. And if we compare to the last generation the Z4 M got the old 3.2l L6 NA and not the 4.0l V8 NA. And so the next M3 will get a 3.0l L6 TT and the Z4 M the "old" 4.0l V8 NA. This would also justify the higher price of the Z4 M over the M3. What do think?

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As part of its customer racing programme, BMW Motorsport is offering private teams another attractive car from 2010: the BMW Z4 GT3. This sports car is an impressive addition to the BMW product range and offers drivers and teams the opportunity to compete in international and national championships in accordance with GT3 regulations – such as the FIA GT3 European Championship, International GT Open and the ADAC GT Masters – as well as in 24-hour endurance races.

The BMW Z4 GT3 is powered by a four-litre, eight-cylinder engine producing approximately 480 bhp. When it comes to electronics, the private teams can look forward to innovative BMW solutions, which have proven themselves in the BMW M3 GT2: the engine is controlled by the modern ECU 408, while the Power400 control unit is responsible for operating all actuators. The transmission takes place via a sequential, six-speed gearbox. The scope of delivery also includes rims with locking and safety clips, as well as racing ABS and optional air conditioning.


The BMW Z4 GT3 in its racing version is available from the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of 298,000 Euro (plus VAT). If interested, please send an email to Z4GT3@bmw-motorsport.com or send a fax to +49 89 382 208 55.

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Engine: 4 litre V8
Max. Power Output: 480 bhp
Gearbox: 6-speed, sequential
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      12-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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The factory price of $427,242.59 kinda takes a bite out of the dream, but it does include AC
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      12-19-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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So it does fit...

Nice find!!

I reckon it is only a matter of time!!
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      12-19-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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Thumbs up New Z4 with a M3 4.0 V8 transplant

Looks like it can be done! Official BMW site: http://bmw-motorsport.com/ms/en/race...ar/z4_gt3.html

As part of its customer racing programme, BMW Motorsport is offering private teams another attractive car from 2010: the BMW Z4 GT3. This sports car is an impressive addition to the BMW product range and offers drivers and teams the opportunity to compete in international and national championships in accordance with GT3 regulations – such as the FIA GT3 European Championship, International GT Open and the ADAC GT Masters – as well as in 24-hour endurance races.

The BMW Z4 GT3 is powered by a four-litre, eight-cylinder engine producing approximately 480 bhp. When it comes to electronics, the private teams can look forward to innovative BMW solutions, which have proven themselves in the BMW M3 GT2: the engine is controlled by the modern ECU 408, while the Power400 control unit is responsible for operating all actuators. The transmission takes place via a sequential, six-speed gearbox. The scope of delivery also includes rims with locking and safety clips, as well as racing ABS and optional air conditioning.


The BMW Z4 GT3 in its racing version is available from the second quarter of 2010 at an estimated price of 298,000 Euro (plus VAT). If interested, please send an email to Z4GT3@bmw-motorsport.com or send a fax to +49 89 382 208 55.
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      12-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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looks great and i'm sure it will perform great. but at almost 300k euros, you can probably get a ferrari or a lambo which will be better.
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      12-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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looks great and i'm sure it will perform great. but at almost 300k euros, you can probably get a ferrari or a lambo which will be better.
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i dont understand where they get these absurd prices

300k will get you an lp640 and in a couple years a used SV
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      12-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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It's an official BMW race car...what do you expect haha!
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      12-19-2009, 10:02 PM   #8
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It's an official BMW race car...what do you expect haha!
Agreed. The car has to remain some what exclusive
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      12-19-2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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The factory price of $427,242.59 kinda takes a bite out of the dream, but it does include AC
i thought you were just throwing numbers out there when you posted that $427,242,59 price.................you weren't joking
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      12-19-2009, 10:30 PM   #10
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Sounds like they modified the M-DCT7 transmission to a six speed variant. I wonder if shift times have been decreased too.
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      12-19-2009, 10:40 PM   #11
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half a mill is a little steep, rather drop a v8 in myself itd be a hella lot cheaper
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      12-19-2009, 10:42 PM   #12
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I wonder what the warranty is like...
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      12-19-2009, 11:13 PM   #13
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i dont understand where they get these absurd prices

300k will get you an lp640 and in a couple years a used SV
an lp640 isnt stripped down with a race suspension, race brakes, probably mag wheels, and whatever cage will fit. Not to mention an aftermarket standalone bosch or siemens ecu, that 6speed is a straight cut sequential trans about the price of a 128 new
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      12-19-2009, 11:42 PM   #14
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^ Still crazy for that car IMO...
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      12-20-2009, 01:05 AM   #15
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you have to stab me than shoot me in the head to make me pay $420k to a z4 or any kind of bmw. For that price, I can probably get 3 used Ferrari F430's. Or 2 scuderia's.
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      12-20-2009, 01:56 AM   #16
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I don't understand what's the big deal with the price. This is a factory fully prepped GT3 race car. The previous e86 GT3 class race car cost 250000 euros when the program was launched.

The big news is the v8 in the e89.
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      12-20-2009, 01:59 AM   #17
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THIS IS A RACE CAR. Period.

Designed, tested, and produced by BMW engineers per FIA GT3 regulations. Low volume factory-prepped race cars are very expensive. They come with complete technology and part support from the factory.

This is NOT your everyday car for the road, so stop comparing it to a road-going F430... A F430 Challenge race car costs north of half-mil...
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ferra...#ht_500wt_1182

Hmm....
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      12-20-2009, 02:20 AM   #19
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Looks interesting, but too bad about the high mileage.
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Looks interesting, but too bad about the high mileage.
2 please.
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      12-20-2009, 02:47 AM   #21
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Looks interesting, but too bad about the high mileage.
Oh yeah, 1 mile on the. . . er. . .odometer.

That really caused one hell of a lot of depreciation. And "Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty." Ferrari's CPO program is really going down the tubes in a hurry.
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this car will be made to compete in FIA GT3 Championship... it will race against Porsche GT3, Ferrari F430 with circuit specs, so it will be interesting to follow up the races... this car is not for daily driving... congrats to bmw performance team
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