Watkins Glen International this weekend will was the site of the North American public reveal of the new BMW M6 GT3 and BMW M235i Racing cars.
The BMW M6 GT3 will make its race debut next season – and yet the new GT racing car at the forefront of the BMW Customer Racing range is already the talk of the town at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE).
Watkins Glen is regarded as one of the most exciting racetracks in the world, and has enjoyed legendary status since its time as a Formula One circuit. The USA GP at Watkins Glen was extremely popular among drivers, teams and fans alike between 1971 and 1980. In 2014, luck wasn’t on the side of both BMW Z4 GTLMs at the legendary 6-hour race. In 2015, they’ll try again to reach out for the podium.
The M6 GT3 is BMW Motorsport’s replacement of the Z4 GT3 that has seen so much professional and privateer success worldwide in recent years. The BMW M6 GT3 is currently in the testing phase and is expected to make its racing debut in 2016. The M235i Racing is planned to be made available to North American enthusiasts next year. Both cars will be on display at the BMWUSA Classic display along with the No. 25 3.0 CSL that gave BMW its first motorsport victory at Sebring in 1975 and the BMW of North America sponsored McLaren F1 GTR that raced at Le Mans in 1996.