BMW 1 M Coupe To Be MotoGP Safety Car

By - March 18th, 2011

A partnership that dates back 13 years ago, BMW will once again provide the safety car for this year’s MotoGP, the motorcycle road racing world championship. In the form of new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the safety car is powered by a Straight-Six M TwinPower Turbo Engine, capable of producing 340-horsepower. Fully optimized for its duties, engineers at BMW installed carbon-fiber reinforced hood with large air intake vents up front, an adjustable wing to produce sufficient down force, and a titanium exhaust system specifically for racing to reduce weight. Selectable suspension along with the 19-inch wheels helps the vehicle to navigate the demanding race route. Finally, the installation of rollover cage, plus fire extinguisher, and two 6-point racing seats to provide the utmost safety for its crew. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car for MotoGP will make its debut this weekend, March 20th, at Qatar Grand Prix.