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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

This is the BMW M Hybrid V8 Endurance Racing Car

~New TRACK BEAST~ BMW as one of the manufacturers participating in the race through the BMW M Motorsport Team at the end of July last year announced that they would return to racing in Europe starting in 2024 with one of their newest flagship racing cars named BMW M Hybrid V8.
The BMW M Hybrid V8 racer had debut at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, and the automaker also announced the driver lineup for the 2023 IMSA season. (Picture from: Carscoops)
As quoted of Carscoops, the LMDh racing car is planned to take part in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) racing series. This new racing car has dimensions of about 5,100 mm in length, 2,000 mm in width, and height of 1,060 mm, with a wheelbase of 3,148 mm. It is said also that without fuel and driver, the BMW M Hybrid V8 weighs at least 1,030 kg.
The BMW M Hybrid V8 racer has huge kidney grilles along with a livery that includes the BMW Motorsport department’s famous red, blue and violet color scheme. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Furthermore, if you look at the design, this LMDh racing car has a wide body with LED model headlights, as well as the stop lamp. Uniquely, the driver is positioned in the middle, and behind there is a large wing (including fins). If you pay close attention, the size of the kidney grille is larger than that of the BMW M3 / M4 model.
The BMW M Hybrid V8 racer uses a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a turbocharged V8 engine coded P66/3, coupled with Bosch's electric motors. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In order to support its appearance as flagship racing car, the BMW M Hybrid V8 gets a special racing camouflage livery with an abstract appearance, a combination of white and black base colors, coupled with 3 typical M colors namely light blue, dark blue and red.
The BMW M Hybrid V8 racer's hybrid drivetrain which can be driven up to 8,200 rpm, so it can generate power up to 640 hp and maximum torque of 650 Nm. (Picture from: Carscoops)
As its propulsion, the BMW M Hybrid V8 uses a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a turbocharged V8 engine coded P66/3, coupled with Bosch's electric motors. As for the resource, it uses a battery system developed by Williams Advanced Engineering. By relying on its hybrid drivetrain which can be driven up to 8,200 rpm, so it can generate power up to 640 hp and maximum torque of 650 Nm.
Later, the BMW M Hybrid V8 will face tough competition in endurance racing against its rivals, such the Porsche 963, Acura ARX-06, and Cadillac Grand Touring Prototype Hypercar. And in January 2023, the BMW M Hybrid V8 ahead its race debut.  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BMW GROUP | CARSCOOPS ]
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