So, the new M6 GT3 is the Z4 GT3 succesor and will replace it in all categories the Z4 used to race.
It is powered by 4.4-litre V8 M TwinPower Turbo production engine capable of producing over 500bhp and will weight less than 1,300 kilograms.
Further features of the BMW M6 GT3 include the transaxle drive concept, a six-speed sequential racing transmission, and powerful motorsport electronics. The chassis’ aerodynamic properties were optimised in the BMW wind tunnel.
“This is a big moment for everyone who has worked so intensely and passionately on the development of the BMW M6 GT3 in recent months,” said BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt.
“This car incorporates all the experience we have gained in recent years on the endurance and GT racing circuits. We are well on schedule with the development, and are confident we will be able to take to the track in 2016 with a package that is competitive from the outset.
“We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved with this fantastic project.”
Customers will be able to buy the car towards the end of this year, but no date has been confirmed yet its racing debut.
Muller added: “It is a fantastic moment when you walk into the garage and see this stunningly beautiful car. I am very proud to have taken it out for its first few kilometres.
“A rollout is obviously just an initial performance test but, on the whole, everything was very good and we had no problems.”