BMW has officially launched its new M8 GTE car for the World Endurance Championship at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

After announcing it would be running a dovetail dual campaign in WEC and the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2018, the German marque had teased images of the new car since beginning testing at the Lausitzring and Barcelona in recent weeks.

BMW has now revealed official images of the new M8 GTE which will take on GT rivals Ford, Ferrari, Corvette, Aston Martin and Porsche to set-up an intensely fierce field for next season.

Early technical information has also been released on the new car which will be powered by a V8 BMW TwinPower turbo engine with a sequential six-gear racing gearbox, while intense aerodynamic testing has been run to craft the M8 GTE chassis design.



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