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View Poll Results: Which car do they choose for the WEC race???
BMW M6 16 34.78%
BMW Z5 15 32.61%
New Coupe based on 7 series platform 7 15.22%
i8 (without hybrid) 3 6.52%
Others (Please stated the car) 5 10.87%
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Old 10 Dec 2016, 18:56 (Ref:3695176)   #76
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The question is:
The M8 will be a mid-engine super car? or a luxury super boat?
We can only hope for the former but with the rumours of the 7 series platform sharing....don't hold your breath. I'd expect it to use some spec of their twin turbo V8 though.
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Old 10 Dec 2016, 18:58 (Ref:3695177)   #77
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He took a bathroom break after Petit...in a gas station parking lot.
And on top of that he got charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism for the incident I believe.
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Old 10 Dec 2016, 19:23 (Ref:3695184)   #78
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If it's a super coupe, hopefully it's something nice to look at and isn't so huge like the current M6 and Nissan GTR. The Lexus RC F is pretty big too.
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Old 10 Dec 2016, 20:38 (Ref:3695192)   #79
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And on top of that he got charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism for the incident I believe.
'Murica! In Germany that'd be a €50 fine and nothing more of it...
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Old 10 Dec 2016, 23:42 (Ref:3695206)   #80
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He'd probably be let off with a fine and maybe some form of financial compensation for the gas station's owner under Georgia state law. Depends on what the prosecutor wants to do.

I think that the disorderly conduct charge relates to being drunk and vandalism relates to going Postal 2 on the gas pump.
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Old 11 Dec 2016, 10:58 (Ref:3695258)   #81
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M8 Super boat, surely. Can't see how a top secret, mid-engined supercar could be developed in total secrecy in time for a 2018 launch.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ental-gt-speed

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ed-development
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Old 11 Dec 2016, 14:18 (Ref:3695278)   #82
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M8 Super boat, surely. Can't see how a top secret, mid-engined supercar could be developed in total secrecy in time for a 2018 launch.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ental-gt-speed

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ed-development
There were rumors of a BMW mid-engine supercar but I think you are right and the M8 will be a super boat
http://www.bmwblog.com/tag/bmw-m8/

Thinking about things in favor of a super boat I come to my mind the long tail GT1 that had a great diffuser and higher final speed that is very good in Le Mans.
In line like Porsche did with the engine position I think they are going to retract as much as possible to the engine place, maybe included inside the cabin of the car and the driving seat is close to the back seat of the original car.
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Old 11 Dec 2016, 14:23 (Ref:3695280)   #83
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M8 Super boat, surely. Can't see how a top secret, mid-engined supercar could be developed in total secrecy in time for a 2018 launch.
If it was based on the i8..then yeah.
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Old 11 Dec 2016, 18:35 (Ref:3695328)   #84
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Will it be even bigger than their M6 GT3 car?
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Will it be even bigger than their M6 GT3 car?
The M6 have 4.89 m. Some rumors said that the M8 will have more of 5 m.
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A long rear overhang would mean potentially a very long rear diffuser. And with an engine bay big enough for a twin turbo V12 there must be the possibility to move a smaller V8 quite far back.

I don't know. If you can get competitive performance out of a mobile brick like the Bentley GT3 I'm sure you could do something useful with an M8.
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Old 12 Dec 2016, 03:50 (Ref:3695407)   #87
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A long rear overhang would mean potentially a very long rear diffuser. And with an engine bay big enough for a twin turbo V12 there must be the possibility to move a smaller V8 quite far back.

I don't know. If you can get competitive performance out of a mobile brick like the Bentley GT3 I'm sure you could do something useful with an M8.
but never at Le Mans. Sure on a smaller circuit the drag penalty is low.

BMW has always had issues sending large frontal area sedans down the mulsanne....Even when they have all the BOP in their favor. It will never go down the straights like a Ford GT thats for sure.

Would atleast be amusing for them to race one of the X series cars. The X6 M GTE perhaps
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Old 12 Dec 2016, 09:38 (Ref:3695459)   #88
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Would atleast be amusing for them to race one of the X series cars. The X6 M GTE perhaps
There's no better way to ridicule BoP but for each manufacturer to send their SUVs to race (Say, Porsche Cayennes, Audi Q7s, Ford should bring a 150, and Ferrari retains their true race car as they've always done)
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Old 12 Dec 2016, 09:40 (Ref:3695462)   #89
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Who knows, maybe it will be a reality in 10-15 years time with how BoP is going.
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Old 12 Dec 2016, 14:19 (Ref:3695511)   #90
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BMW Confirms Full M Version i8 Is Coming: Get Ready For The BMW i8M. Perhaps they will use this mid-engine body in the GTE car.
http://www.carbuzz.com/m/Article.aspx?Id=36829
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