Source:motortrend.com

Currently, BMW is developing the M8 model which is still under wraps. This machine was crafted together with the brand-new 8 Series Concept which was introduced earlier this week in Milan, Italy. The German automaker is not willing to talk about the camouflaged M8 prototype, but it “will be unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support program for the Nürburgring 24-hour race.”

The 2018 BMW M8 is similar to the Concept 8 Series, but it features bigger air intakes, larger brakes, the exhaust with four tailpipes and not two refined and hexagonal ones. Frank van Meel, BMW M Division president, said in a statement: “The conception and development of the standard BMW 8 Series and the M model run in parallel.”

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He continued: “The future BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and augment its DNA with added track ability and generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility. It all flows into a driving experience that bears the familiar BMW M hallmarks and satisfies our customers’ most exacting requirements.”

Furthermore, the German carmaker is developing a race-spec vehicle called the M8 GTE for BMW Motorsport Le Mans return, according to the company. Jens Marquardt, the BMW Motorsport director said: “The BMW M8 GTE development program for our Le Mans comeback is in full swing.”

“Developing a new racing car is always exciting, and in the case of the BMW M8 GTE the anticipation is that much greater still. We can’t reveal any pictures yet, but I can promise you that the BMW M8 GTE will look spectacular. We are planning an initial roll-out for the first half of this year and are looking at giving the car its race debut in the Daytona 24 Hours in late January 2018,” added Marquardt.