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Robb Holland Robb Holland Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

2020 BMW M8 Competition: So Good It Was Worth The Long Wait

2020 BMW M8 Competition: So Good It Was Worth The Long Wait
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Twenty-five years ago, the King of the Hill at BMW was the 8 Series coupe. It’s a crowd-pleaser at Radwood today, but it was a tough sell back in the day. That didn’t stop fans from wondering when BMW would make a full-on M version of that car—something that only happened in prototype form .

The 2020 BMW M8 Is a 600 HP...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jun 06, 2019. 22 comments

The 2020 BMW M8 Is a 600 HP Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship 30 Years in the Making

The 2020 BMW M8 Is a 600 HP Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship 30 Years in the Making

Back in the early 1990s, BMW was playing with the idea of a 550 horsepower version of its classic 8 Series sports car, infamously developing a prototype that never made it to production, and was only discussed in detail years after its development. Fast forward 30 years, and the 2020 BMW M8 is here for real, and it’s a 600 hp flagship capable of putting all that power down on just its rear...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jan 23, 2019. 18 comments

Here’s How Alex Zanardi Drives A Race Car Without Legs

Here’s How Alex Zanardi Drives A Race Car Without Legs
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Alex Zanardi is a multi-gold medal-winning Paralympian, a two-time CART champion, and had a special edition of the Acura NSX named precisely after him. And due to a racing crash years ago, he lives without legs. This is how he drives a race car.

Double Amputee Racing Badass Alex Zanardi Will Do The 2019 24 Hours Of...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Nov 09, 2018. 24 comments

The Upcoming BMW M8 Could Have Over 600 HP

The Upcoming BMW M8 Could Have Over 600 HP

It should come as no surprise to you that BMW is cooking up an M8 to accompany the newly returned 8 Series. After all, ///M now colloquially stands for Money, so that’s why we need to ///M all of the things. Here are some preliminary details about it.

There are no specific figures in BMW’s press release, but you can expect the latest M car with minimized weight, a low center of gravity, an...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 08, 2018. 19 comments

Watch the New BMW M8 Bully Its Way Around the Nürburgring

Watch the New BMW M8 Bully Its Way Around the Nürburgring
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The new BMW M8 is coming soon, so you just have to drive it around the Nürburgring a bunch to make sure it’s as good as anyone who’s been dreaming of an M8 since 1990 expects it to be. Sometimes you may have to push Lamoborghinis out of the way.

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 08, 2018. 24 comments

The Confusing History of the Greatest V12 BMW Never Built

The Confusing History of the Greatest V12 BMW Never Built

In 1987, BMW announced to the world that it was officially not screwing around anymore when it put a 5.0-liter V12 into production, setting a 300-horsepower standard for luxury and refinement. It was only a few years later that BMW would produce probably the ultimate V12, the 618-horsepower heart of the McLaren F1. But there was one engine sat in the middle that never quite made it into...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 02, 2018. 9 comments

I Searched BMW's Archives for 'Drift' and the Results are Good

I Searched BMW's Archives for 'Drift' and the Results are Good

BMW, being German, keeps a historical archive. Luckily for me, it’s searchable, so you can go look up your favorite Z3 brochure or whatever. I decided to see what would come up if I just typed in “drift.” As it turned out, solid gold hits.

The oldest of the photos is this, under the description “Isetta 300 bei der Internationalen Alpenfahrt 1957,” or Isetta 300 in the 1957 International Alpine...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Mar 10, 2018. 16 comments

The 'M' In BMW M8 Gran Coupe Now Just Stands For 'More'

The 'M' In BMW M8 Gran Coupe Now Just Stands For 'More'

Seriously, that’s not me saying that. That’s BMW saying it in the very first line of their press release for the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which is a four-door sedan based off of the new M8:

Munich. The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe illustrates the meaning behind the letter “M” at BMW in impressive style: it stands for “more”, more of everything. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Jan 30, 2018. 17 comments

All Of The Cool Little Details On The New BMW M8 GTE That Debuted At Daytona

All Of The Cool Little Details On The New BMW M8 GTE That Debuted At Daytona

We’ve been yearning for a new BMW 8 Series for years, and nowit’s finally here , having debuted at the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. One of the best parts about Daytona is the ability to get up close to the different cars and look at all of the interesting parts.

We got that chance with BMW’s new M8 GTE, which is the car they hope to take to the 24 Hours of Le Mans later this year.

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Sep 13, 2017. 10 comments

The M8 GTE Is BMW's Badass Return To Le Mans

The M8 GTE Is BMW's Badass Return To Le Mans

We’ve been waiting patiently for the fantastic 8-series halo car to return to BMW’s lineup. Too patiently. We’ve devolved into madness, drooling over retrowave 8 series videos just to hold us over. But it’s here! It’s finally here! Here is the new M8 GTE race car BMW is taking to the 24 Hours of Le Mans—the marque’s first Le Mans entry since 2011.

This Is The New BMW 8 Series Concept In...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Aug 18, 2017. 21 comments

BMW Is Already Developing An M8 And They're Going To Race It At Le Mans

BMW Is Already Developing An M8 And They're Going To Race It At Le Mans

The 8 Series was BMW’s glorious halo car when it originally came out in 1989. With the new revival of the 8 Series nameplate, BMW wants to one-up its own ostentatious halo car by making an M8. Best of all, they’re also developing a M8 GTE endurance race car to take to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Bless you, M division. This is exactly what the fancy people need.

This work-in-progress camouflaged...

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