Originally Posted by von_zoom
I believe that the engine was specific to the GTR ONLY , It was a sealed engine from BMW Motorsport none of the teams were allowed to open the engines and the engines were only leased to the teams that BMW Motorsport supported.
Didn't Porche go to war and have the car disqualified from racing? Seems like I recall something like that.
Their first appeal resulted in BMW selling just a small batch of cars with the engine to "private" owners. I think their appeal for the next season resulted in a requirement of substantially more production units to be sold, at which point BMW pulled out.