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2016 BMW M6 GT3 teased again

The M6 GT3 will replace the Z4 GT3 in the BMW Sports Trophy.

BMW has published additional teaser images that preview the upcoming 2016 M6 GT3.

The M6 GT3 is being designed and fine-tuned by a small team of engineers at BMW's headquarters in Munich, Germany, to replace the Z4 GT3. A look at the camouflage-clad mule reveals that the GT3 stands out from the stock M6 thanks to a deep front bumper with a carbon fiber splitter, large air vents in the hood and side exhaust pipes.

The GT3's rear fascia gains a sizable air diffuser integrated into the bumper and a huge rear wing on the trunk lid. Multi-spoke center-locking wheels wrapped by low-profile tires round out the exterior updates.

Power for the M6 GT3 will come from an evolution of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that powers the M5 and the M6. Heavily modified for track use, the eight-cylinder will send over 500 horsepower to the rear wheels via a race-specific six-speed sequential gearbox. BMW is not ready to publish performance specifications but it promises the GT3 will tip the scale at less than 2,860 pounds.

The BMW M6 GT3 could be shown early next month at the New York Motor Show. It will go on sale at the end of the year, meaning buyers will be able to compete in the 2016 edition of the BMW Sports Trophy. Pricing information and full specifications will be announced in the weeks leading up to the racer's on-sale date.

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