The first examples of the BMW Z4 GT3 race car have been delivered to customers.
The car is powered by the M3's 4.0-litre V8, but this is managed by a different ECU and is linked to an uprated six-speed sequential gearbox. As a result, it has 480bhp.
Anti-lock brakes and race wheels are standard. Buyers can opt for air conditioning, which is said to be particularly useful in long-distance races.
It has been sold to customers for 298,00 euros (£269,000) and is eligible for international and national championships that run in accordance with GT3 regulations
These include the FIA GT3 European Championship, International GT Open and the ADAC GT Masters. It is also eligible for a variety of 24-hour endurance races.