BMW Z4 GTE

BMW Z4 GTE.

Beauty Beast.

Year: built in 2010, homologised in 2013, deployed in 2015
Engine type: V
Cylinders: 8
Displacement 4,400 cc
Power output: 373 kW / 500 hp at 7,500 rpm
Top speed: 250 km/h
Drivers: Andy Priaulx, Henry Hassid, Jesse Krohn

The new racing car for use in the world's most demanding GT series has been under development since July 2012 and is based on the BMW Z4 GT3. In accordance with the regulations of this racing series, the new BMW Z4 GTE competes without electronic driving aids such as ABS and DSC. In addition, the aerodynamics are adapted to the technical specifications, providing the car with a new underbody and rear wing. The BMW Z4 GTE makes its debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2013 and is already a major player in the title fight in this first season in the ALMS. After 6 victories in 35 races, the coupe's racing career ends with a final triumph in 2015: victory in the final race of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) in Estoril (“4 Horas de Estoril”). BMW works driver Andy Priaulx (GB), BMW Motorsport junior Jesse Krohn (FI) and Henry Hassid (FR) bring their Z4 to the finish line in first place in their class after a turbulent contest – and with a one-lap lead.

The BMW Z4 GTE on display at the BMW Museum has been part of the BMW Group Classic collection since 2017 and has had an eventful history. Prior to its race entry in 2015 with the starting number 52, the car serves as a GTE test vehicle for two years and is continuously improved for this purpose. A BMW Z4 already manufactured in 2010 is used as the actual base vehicle, which is converted and homologated for racing purposes in 2013.

BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
BMW Z4 GTE
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