The new BMW M Hybrid V8 racing car was brought to North America, where it will make its motorsport debut in January next year. On this occasion, the endurance racing car received the final version of the racing livery with massive “M” logos and three famous colors.
By the way, BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded on May 1, 1972. Throughout this year, the road cars of the division will receive an anniversary logo in honor of the half-century existence of the sports department.
The super hybrid was presented at a chic event in Los Angeles at the Petersen Museum. It has one of the largest radiator grilles we’ve ever seen. The M Hybrid V8 is equipped with a new P66/3 engine. In fact, this is the development of the 4-liter atmospheric engine P66/1, which was used on the M4 DTM in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The P66/3 received a pair of turbochargers and produces 640 hp and 650 Nm of torque. It is worth noting that the hybrid component and chassis on all cars in the championship are universal. Automakers supply only gasoline engines.
Simultaneously with the live debut of the car, the company announced the drivers who will perform on the M Hybrid V8. In 2023, in the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two hybrid cars will be driven by BMW M works pilots Connor de Filippi, Philippe Eng, Augusto Farfus, and Nick Yelloli. In addition, another pilot who will take part in the “24 Hours of Daytona” will be IndyCar racer, Colton Herta. The first race will take place in January.