BMW M8 is one of the most outranges cars made by Bavarian company. It was developed and produced in 1990 in only one copy in conceal. It was answer to Porsches and Ferrari sport cars. Most interesting fact is that until 2010 everybody things that BMW M8 was destroyed after 1990, but it was discovered and shown in Munich.
Difference between BMW M8 and standard BMW 8
Main differences are much wider body and more air entries.M8 haven’t got headlight, because of very big air entry in front. Also engine if different. It was V12 about 6 liters and 48 vales. It develops about 550 hp where Lamborgini Diablo have only 492 hp and Ferrari F40 have only 478 hp. After abandon of M8 project BMW develops similar engine. It was 5,6 liters V12 with 385 hp. In early 1990 BMW M8 could possibly be fastest production car in the world, but BMW management decide that there is not place for such a expensive car.
BMW M8 2009 model
After 20 years BMW again develop M8 model. It was first shown at 2009 Franfurkt Motor Show and BMW declare that it can be produced form 2013. It will be four person car with powerful hybrid engine developing 600 hp. Main petrol engine will be V10 developing 507 hp at 7750 rpm. It will have about 520 Nm of torque. Also car will have two electric motors each for one axle. Front will have about 100hp and rear about 50 hp. M8 should weight less than 1500 kg so it will be very fast car. This light weight was archived by use of aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium. It expect to cost about 150 000 euros.
Parameters show that 2010 version of BMW M8 can be grate car. It looks quite expensive but it looks really great and I hope that it will drive as good as it looks.