The 2016 MotoGP season will kick off under the watch of the new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car. Based on the recently launched M2 coupe, this season’s official MotoGP safety car has just been unveiled.
BMW M has been a long time partner of the MotoGP racing series. In 2016, the M4 based safety car will be replaced with the new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car featuring all the latest upgrades from the M Performance catalog. The car is hand-built at BMW M factory at Garching keeping in mind the requirements of a MotoGP safety car.
The unveiling of the new M2 safety car also marks the launch of BMW M Performance parts for the M2 road car. Apart from adding to the breathtaking looks, M Performance parts are designed to improve cooling, aerodynamics and reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.
It runs a stock 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine from the road car which is good for 370 hp. The high-revving engine is ideal for the race track and is crucial when it comes to supervising duties during a MotoGP grand prix.
Some of the unique features on the M2 safety car include gold wheels and roll cage, Recaro racing seats with four-point harnesses, Alcantara wrapped steering with gold inserts, M Performance exhaust, fixed rear spoiler, extended side skirt, splitter and end plate, various exterior trim pieces in carbon fiber and of course the beacon which M2 road car owners won’t find in the product catalog.