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      04-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Here's a great look via never seen before footage into the development, engineering, and testing process behind the BMW M3 DTM cars which are set to make their debut at the first 2012 DTM series race at Hockenheimring on April 29th.


Test Driving the BMW M3 DTM





BMW M3 DTM In and Exiting Pit





BMW M3 DTM Aerodynamic Testing





BMW M3 DTM Aerodynamics - Interview





BMW M3 DTM Engine (P66) Test Bench





BMW M3 DTM Gearbox Development





BMW M3 DTM Gearbox - Interview





BMW M3 DTM Seat Fitting





BMW M3 DTM Seat Fitting - Interview




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Awesome stuff.
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I wanna get custom molded seats like that!
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damn... those seats put any bucket seats i've seen in person to shame haha
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Aha - so the engine in the P66. Good to know. I wonder if this shares any DNA with the P65 found in the M3 GT2 and Z4 GT3?
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Aha - so the engine in the P66. Good to know. I wonder if this shares any DNA with the P65 found in the M3 GT2 and Z4 GT3?
New ground up build. Built around DTM specs/regulations.
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New ground up build. Built around DTM specs/regulations.
Yeah, you know I googled it and read that too, on their web page.

So it is apparently it is a new block, heads, everything. Crazy stuff. I wonder if it has the same 98mm bore spacing as other BMW V8s (or maybe not, maybe that is per rules, and that's why the need for a new engine). I also wonder what the bore and stroke are (are they dictated by the rules, or is it up to each OEM to decide?).
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