Rumor: BMW M3 GTS-R in the works to celebrate Nurburgring victory

2011 BMW M3 GTS

By now most of you BMW fans already know that the company’s motorsport division won the 2010 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife on Sunday with the M3 GT2. According to some sources (or rumors), BMW is now working on a limited edition version of the M3 GTS to celebrate the Nurburgring victory.

To be called the BMW M3 GTS-R, the model is rumored to feature a matte-black exterior, a front spoiler, wider rear fenders and light alloy wheels. BMW will also use plenty of carbon fiber in addition to the carbon fiber roof on the regular BMW M3 GTS. You can expect to see more carbon fiber on the deck-lid, hood and rear spoiler.

Power is likely to come from the same 450-hp 4.4L V8 under the BMW M3 GTS. The GTS-R could also be equipped with a KERS regenerative braking system from the 2011 M5.

Refresher: Weighing in at 3,285 pounds (the standard BMW M3 coupe weighs 3,704 pounds), the 2011 BMW M3 GTS is powered by a 4.4L V8 making 450-hp. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 7-speed M DKG Drivelogic gearbox. The BMW M3 GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: M3Post (via WCF)