Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

By - June 13th, 2010

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

The saying “slow and steady wins the race”, at least in the context of 130+ miles per hour, held true today as http://audi.com” target=”_blank”>Audi swept the 1-2-3 spots at the http://lemans.org” target=”_blank”>24 Hours of Le Mans, the legendary motorsport event. Last year’s winner, http://peugeot.com” target=”_blank”>Peugeot, came into this year’s race with the fastest cars and held the top starting positions. 24 hours later, all 4 of Peugeot’s entries retired, cited mechanical issues.

All eyes, from car enthusiasts and art aficionado, however, were on car #79 in the GT2 category, the http://freshnessmag.com/2010/06/02/jeff-koons-x-bmw-m3-gt2-art-car-unveiled/” target=”_blank”>BMW M3 Art Car by artist http://jeffkoons.com” target=”_blank”>Jeff Koons. Powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine with an output of 500 horsepower, the #79 BMW M3 GT2 was the 17th entry to the successful Art Car project by http://bmwusa.com” target=”_blank”>BMW. Piloted by drivers Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Muller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), #79 and its partner car #78, were to marked the comeback of http://www2.bmw-motorsport.com” target=”_blank”>BMW Motorsport in Le Mans after a 11-year absence. Unfortunately, it was not to be for car #79. Early on in the race, the car made several unscheduled pit stops. Then, around the Indianapolis Curve, the car ran out of fuel for reason unknown thus far. A huge disappointment for those involved in the project, especially Jeff Koons, who immersed himself into its creation since the inception.

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2 Art Car | Retired Early From 24 Hours Of Le Mans

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