August 25, 2010

Terminator!



That's what this picture of the #92 BMW M3 ALMS car getting rebuilt in the Rahal-Letterman Racing shop reminds me of. The original car was involved in a crash at Road America and chassis written off. The team has a race this coming week end so time for rebuild is short.

One of the cool things about the rebuild pictures is seeing to what extent the M3 is modified for racing. As you may know, the gearbox is moved to the back in a transaxle design, the front suspension is not struts like on the street M3 but A arms, like on most new and future BMW's. Most triking is how the engine is mounted, lower and much further back to help lowering and centering the mass.



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1 comment:

  1. Great stuff. Thanks a lot for the pictures :)

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