The BMW 1-Series M Coupe has been chosen to be official safety car of MotoGP.
The safety car is a prototype and shares little with the production model except the drivetrain, which is a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 with 340HP (250 kW).
The upgrades include carbon-fiber components – the new bonnet with large air intakes, and polycarbonate side and rear windows. There’s also a front apron with air induction, a front splitter, a spoiler lip on the boot and an adjustable rear wing for additional downforce. A titanium exhaust supplied by Akropovic delivers the proper roar to rouse the crowds. All that helps reduce weight on the 1-Series M Coupe for this particular mission.
The suspension also gets a track set-up tuning job including a sports chassis with independently-adjustable dampers. The 1-Series M Coupe safety car rides on 19-inch rims with 255/35/R19 tires at the front and 285/30 R19 at the back. Vehicle height and front and rear axle cambers are also adjustable and there’s a performance brake system with six-piston fixed-calipers.
The interior features a roll cage, racing bucket seats, an Alcantara M steering wheel, and a 6-point race harness for the driver and wingman. The rear seats are removed.