Heroes of Bavaria

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2011 BMW E92 M3 GT
Based on the fourth-generation E92 M3, BMW Motorsport in Munich developed the 2011 M3 GT to compete in the American Le Mans Series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Visually similar to the championship-winning 2010 M3 GT2, the 2011 M3 GT underwent substantial development to face strong competition from Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette. The M3 GT was raced in ALMS in partnership between BMW North America and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, powered by a 4.0-liter V8 producing 450+ horsepower at 8200 rpm combined with an Xtrac 6-speed transaxle and carbon fiber clutch. Joey Hand and Dirk Muller driving the No. 56 M3 GT won the 2011 ALMS Drivers Championship with the team taking the manufacturer’s title.

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