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      07-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #23
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downright scary

Imagine it pulling up behind you, I would get out of its way lol.
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      07-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #24
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      07-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #25
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Because you'll need to give your dealer more money each time you go over a bump, minor slope, or a pot hole or when you encounter anything but the smallest of road debris.

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      07-17-2011, 05:09 PM   #26
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Amazing. Thanks for the photos.
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      07-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #27
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stupid question but is this a working/functioning phototype or is this just a plastic/clay model?

also...why does BMW have to redesign for DTM? why can't they use the same design on the M3 ALMS?
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      07-18-2011, 08:43 AM   #28
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stupid question but is this a working/functioning phototype or is this just a plastic/clay model?

also...why does BMW have to redesign for DTM? why can't they use the same design on the M3 ALMS?

It was hard to tell if the DTM concept car was a real working car or not. It sure looked real to me! Real exhaust pipes complete with flame burn marks. BMW did put up some sort of dark tint inside of all the windows - so you could not see inside the car. BMW used the same tint stuff when they showed the 1M last October at the Welt. The concept car was wrapped in that flat grey foil. Looked really good if you ask me. It did looked somewhat rushed bc the "e_Brief_POST" decal was tilted on the drivers side door somewhat.

As for the rules in next year's DTM... I don't have a clue. I do know that a DTM car is very quick indeed. More so then BMW's ALMS car are. DTM is a whole different level of performance for race cars. They can rival F1 in someways and have very close racing indeed. Think German NASCAR and you will get the idea. Only thing is in Germany we don't have too many rednecks.


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      07-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #29
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What an intimidating design! That thing looks like it should have gun turrets and flame throwers!
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      07-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #30
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Just imagine Bat Man jumping out of this in a movie...
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      07-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #31
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I honestly think it is hideous. Mad Max's next car?
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      07-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #32
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      07-18-2011, 05:54 PM   #33
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I think the car is missing something, where does the fuel go?
Damm good observation Sylon! Perhaps this this is really a mockup.

I tried looking around the web... seems that BMW likes to put the "fuel door" in the right rear quarter glass. Like on this Z4 GT3...

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I was even looking really closely at the shots I took of the kidney grills (and of the rest of the concept car)... there isn't a radiator behind the grills(!) - just a black pannel. It's a mockup! I remember when I was shooting these pics... the only thing that looked weird to me was the wavy black out wrap on the rear quarter glass. Seemed like a amatuer job in wrapping the trim.


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      07-19-2011, 01:40 AM   #35
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      09-16-2011, 12:38 PM   #37
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some new photos (and video!) of the new DTM M3 racer under going testing...







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