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BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01
BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer BMW
Drivetrain FR[3]
Max Power 429 BHP
Performance Points 553 PP
Weight 1,120 kilograms (2,500 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.61 kg (5.8 lb) per horsepower

The BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01 is a Race car produced by BMW. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #42, driven by J.J. Lehto and Jörg Müller, who participated in the GT class of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season. The car achieved a 1st place finish in both Driver's and Team's Championships.

In-game descriptionEdit

"Well known in the ALMS and Nürburgring 24-hour race; a race spec car based on the E46 M3."

In 1998, the all-new BMW 3 Series, codenamed the E46, was introduced. Two years later, in 2000, a new BMW M3 arrived built on the E46 platform. The M3 was powered by a newly developed 3.2-liter DOHC inline-6 that produced 338 HP. This M3 was quickly transformed into a race car, just in time to contest in the first round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

BMW's race team, Team PTG, made many improvements to the vehicle throughout the season. Power was significantly increased, and the car's aerodynamics were dramatically improved. But this was nothing compared to a purpose-built M3 race machine to come. This model arrived in February 2002 as the M3 GTR.

The big buzz surrounding the GTR centered around its engine. All previous M3 models came powered by an inline-6, but the M3 GTR sported a completely new 3997-cc V-8. The street version of the new V-8 produced 375 HP, while the race car's power was increased to 444 HP. The bumpers and spoilers were bigger than those of a normal M3 and made of carbon fiber. The hood was raised and a vent added to help cool the engine. This monster vehicle was completely different from a normal M3, and its AC Schnitzer-tuned powerplant helped make it a champion on numerous occasions in the ALMS.


AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

Players can win this car by winning Schwarzwald Liga A in the European Event Hall. It is not for sale in the BMW Dealership.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 983,515 Credits. It is a Level 16 car.

GT6Edit

The player can purchase this car for 1,000,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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