Cashed up fans of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race series - Germany's answer to V8 Supercars - will be able to live out their racing fantasies with a limited-edition version of BMW's M4 Coupe.
Built to celebrate German racer Marco Wittman's 2014 and 2016 DTM titles, the new BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is a $295,000 showcase for the brand's latest go-fast technology.
Based on the sold-out BMW M4 GTS coupe, the new machine features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine with 368kW and 600Nm outputs - 51kW and 50Nm more than a normal M4 - heading to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car uses cutting-edge water injection technology to cool intake temperatures, allowing it to make reliable power in trying conditions.
BMW has also equipped the car with a titanium exhaust system, ceramic brakes, a high-downforce aero kit and staggered 19-inch and 20-inch alloys with sticky Michelin semi-slick tyres.
Suspension is taken care of by coilovers with remote reservoirs with three-way adjustment that allows track day enthusiasts to tailor cars to their racing environment.
Priced at more than double the cost of a regular M3 sedan, the DTM special also features race seats, a roll cage, six-point harnesses and a fire extinguisher.
Just 10 examples are on the way to Australia, arriving in 2017. Local race fans can see Wittman in action at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour, where he will share a BMW M6 GT3 with 2013 Bathurst 1000 winners Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards.
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