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      12-14-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Drives: CSL
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

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Turner Motorsport Daytona Preview

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:

Top Speed: 180 mph
Max Horsepower
: 450
Maximum Race Length: 24 hours
Wheelbase: As production
Weight (min.): 2,200-2,800 pounds
Height (max): Production (based on ride height)
Width (max.): 74 inches
: Sunoco
: Five- or six-speed
Tires: Pirelli racing slicks (ungrooved)
Brakes: 4-piston calipers steel rotors (carbon pads)
Chassis: Steel tubing with integral roll cage or production tub with cage
Suspension: Front and rear - independent coil springs, upper and lower A arms
Traction Control: 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!
2007 GT3 Clubsport w/CGT buckets in Scotland
2003 CSL, SG, Alcon BBK SOLD
2002 M5, SSII/Blk and bone stock. In storage back home in TX
2008 M3, AW/Blk 6MT, lots of track stuff SOLD