A close-to-series prototype for the BMW 8 Series Coupe is currently undergoing intensive testing on a race track in Aprilia, Italy.
According to BMW, the testing is being done to optimize the 8 Series Coupe’s driving dynamics on surfaces with a high friction coefficient. And although the prototype is wearing heavy camouflage, we can still see the sports car proportions of the new 8 Series.
The German automaker is making an emphasis on the 8 Series Coupe’s driving characteristics, putting a focus on its agility and precision in highly dynamics situations, while meeting the demands of supremacy and comfort.
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This all makes sense considering development of the 8 Series Coupe is being done alongside the M8 and M8 GTE race car. This weekend, the BMW M8 GTE will make its race debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and the knowledge gained there along with other races throughout the season will go on to benefit development of the production car.
“The test drives under the most severe conditions show that we are right on target with our concept for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The vehicle dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive. Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports car,” says Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of the BMW AG, Development and Research, who oversees the test programme in Italy.