The anti-submarine belt (or “crotch belt,” since it goes between your legs) tops of the list of car parts I hope never, ever become sentient. Yet someone made a Twitter account for exactly that part of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 over Daytona weekend. I’m disturbed, but...weirdly entertained?
How dare you, a mere mortal sack-o-flesh, even attempt to predict the 24 Hours of Daytona. Let this surprise retirement serve as a reminder of how things work. There is nothing predictable about this race, you fools.
BMW commissioned artist John Baldessari to create a design for its 19th art car for the 40th anniversary of the art car collection, dressing a white BMW M6 GTLM that will race in January’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Before the Mazda Prototype retired in a ball of flame and completely shook up the end of Petit Le Mans, the two Turner Motorsport BMW M6s were in third and fourth place, which would have been a respectable result at the grueling Petit Le Mans. Then the cardinal rule of “never hit your teammate” got broken.
The BMW M6 GT3 debuted in the flesh today with the biggest windshield banner I've seen in quite some time. I mean, that's like, half the windshield, guys. I know it's angled, but c'mon. It looks like they've left the poor driver a glorified porthole.
BMW has been racing the Z4 in GT3 competition since 2010. While it is still cool, it is getting dated. And that's why BMW has just announced that they will be replacing it with a new GT3-version of the M6 starting in 2016.