2011 Tokyo: Alpina BMW B3 GT3 celebrates brand’s return to motorsports

Alpina BMW B3 GT3

Alpina recently made a return to international motorsport racing this year. After being absent from the motorsport game for a long time, Alpina, with its drivers Alexandros Margaritis and Dino Lunardi, won the German GT Series and the 2011 ADAC GT Masters Championship in the Alpina BMW B6 GT3.

To celebrate those wins, Alpina showed up to the Tokyo Motor Show today with a special edition BMW B3 GT3, which combines characteristics and technical parts of the Alpina BMW B6 GT3 race car with the road-going version.

Power from the 3.0 liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine has been increased to 408-hp at 6,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm.

The Alpina BMW B3 GT3 is also available with a full body vinyl wrap in the official B6 GT3 race car design (green/blue/silver), including interior trim in green.

Production will be limited to just 99 units and deliveries are scheduled to begin in spring 2012 with prices starting around €90,000 ($120,942 USD).

– By: Omar Rana