eBay Motors pulled the covers off its brand new NGTC spec BMW 125i M Sport this week ahead of the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.
The new-look car has evolved from last year's white base and now features a 'sleek dark grey design with electric flashes of colour'. It marks the next 'exciting chapter' of eBay Motors involvement in the BTCC. The 'vibrant' splashes of colour, painted against the 'sleek' dark grey, add a 'wow factor' to the already impressive BMW. The man behind the selected design is Nick Moss, the renowned designer of a number of Australian V8 Supercars teams.
The unveiling took place at eBay's offices in London to showcase the car ahead of the official BTCC media day at Donington Park on March 21st.
eBay Motors' trio of drivers', Colin Turkington, the 2009 British Touring Car champion, Rob Collard and Nick Foster were all on hand at the launch, along with West Surrey Racing team principal, Dick Bennetts.
“I am really excited about the upcoming season; we have a strong driver line-up and three great new BMW cars,” Bennetts noted. “We have recruited leading BTCC design engineer Kevin Berry, whose NGTC experience has been invaluable in the development of the BMW 125i M Sport.
“While we face a steep learning curve, we have the right car and the right team in place to ensure we have a very competitive season.
“We are immensely grateful of the support from eBay Motors and BMW, who share our vision of success and the potential of this great team.”
Andrew Hooks, eBay's Head of eBay Motors, Added: “With the 2013 BTCC season just around the corner, we are thrilled be able to unveil the fantastic new design of the eBay Motors BMW 125i.
“eBay Motors has continued to go from strength-to-strength and the BTCC sponsorship gives us a great opportunity to connect with fans through our shared passion for motoring – we wish our drivers and all the team the very best for the season ahead.”
This year marks the fourth season in the BTCC for eBay Motors and Turkington believes all the signs are promising.
“The car looked great on track last week at Brands Hatch and I really like the cool new design! I'm itching to get back on the grid and feel confident that the eBay Motors Team will be a serious contender for the 2013 BTCC championship with the BMW 125i. Bring on Brands Hatch [the opening round of the 2013 championship] on March 31st,” he concluded.