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Old 5 Jan 2009, 18:35 (Ref:2365803)   #1
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GT4 - Who's building it?

Recently there was the announcement that BMW Motorsport had homologated the M3 for the FIA GT4 championship. But does that also mean they are going to develop it? Because I've seen hints at both BMW Motorsport development as G&A development (the Belgian Squad who did the Z4), but no clear messages really. Does anybody know more about this?

On that same note, Paul van Splunteren's team is developing the Porsche 997 GT4, but now there are also newsitems popping up about Speedlover doing the same. Didn't FIA grant one team the right to develop an official GT4 car of a certain make/model? Or is it that anybody can develop the car, after which the FIA chooses the car that will be allowed in the championship?

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Old 5 Jan 2009, 19:04 (Ref:2365837)   #2
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Old 5 Jan 2009, 20:03 (Ref:2365875)   #3
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Didn't FIA grant one team the right to develop an official GT4 car of a certain make/model? Or is it that anybody can develop the car, after which the FIA chooses the car that will be allowed in the championship?
Several teams can develop their own GT4 versions of the same car if they get a non-exclusive license for it. For example, I think there are going to be two different 350Z. Different approaches are possible though. There is:

1) Manufacturer's homologation
2) Exclusive tuner
3) Appointed tuner (non-exclusive)
4) Temporary homologation

There is a nice presentation brochure at the official site, which outlines that and gives the status of each car: http://www.gt4cup.com/system/_download.php?key=48

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I thought a different tuner, not Callaway, was making the Corvette C6 GT4.
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Old 5 Jan 2009, 20:37 (Ref:2365905)   #5
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I thought a different tuner, not Callaway, was making the Corvette C6 GT4.
The project was started by Kroymans (= Corvette Europe) but the technical part is done by Callaway.
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Old 6 Jan 2009, 16:46 (Ref:2366488)   #6
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BMW M3 - I assume G&A Racing (in cooperation with BMW Motorsport?)
Thats exactly the thing I'm trying to figure out Are G&A from the 'dutch' or the 'french' part of Belgium? If they're Flemish I can give them a call.
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Old 6 Jan 2009, 17:13 (Ref:2366514)   #8
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The complete Website is in Flemish .But you can not find the adress or a Phone Number ??
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The complete Website is in Flemish .But you can not find the adress or a Phone Number ??
On the website of their car dealership:
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There was an email adress on their own site as well, so I've dropped them a mail
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There was an email adress on their own site as well, so I've dropped them a mail
You know, making your inquiries publicly known could trigger all kinds of speculation.
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Peugeot is homologating the 207 THP Spyder in that class too
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The project was started by Kroymans (= Corvette Europe) but the technical part is done by Callaway.
Callaway "Competition" is handling the construction of the cars. They have a few cars currently being built. One is either being painted now, done or will be soon.

Heres the cars when they arrived:

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Unfortunately the mail to G&A came back undelivered Seems the email adress on the website ain't functioning.
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I think the N24's are done by AM themselves, not Prodrive. They begin on the main production line and after a while they're split off and turned into racers at the factory.
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