Turner Motorsports provides an update on their new Rolex GT M3 build for next season's Grand-Am series, which will replace their M6. Here, they discuss the widebody full carbon fiber bodywork and dealing with the heat generated from the engine compartment.
Last season was Turner Motorsports' first in the Rolex Sports Car Series, after competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge since 2004.
Here's the specs of the Grand-Am GT cars:
: 180 mph
Maximum Race Length
: 24 hours
: As production
: 2,200-2,800 pounds
: Production (based on ride height)
: 74 inches
: Five- or six-speed
: Pirelli racing slicks (ungrooved)
: 4-piston calipers steel rotors (carbon pads)
: Steel tubing with integral roll cage or production tub with cage
: Front and rear - independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms
: Not permitted
And here is a great video featuring Turner Motorsport's M6 from last season:
Updated 1/23/11 with time lapse video of their build:
This video was taken in the weeks leading up to the ROAR before the Rolex 24 earlier this month. We are truly thankful for all of the hard work and dedication of our crew which has made this dream a reality. See you in Daytona with our two GS M3s and new M3 GT. We are ready to go racing again!