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Alpina BMW 6 Series news - Grand Alp’ - 2008
After a 30-year absence, Alpina is set to
go racing again. In the FIA GT3 European Championship, to be exact, with this
rather handsome-looking BMW 6-Series.
Back in the 1960s and 70s, Alpina was a
formidable little racing outfit, with Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx and Hans Stuck
helping the team to wins in the European Touring Car Championship, as well as
victory in the 24 hour races at Spa and the Nürburgring.
Since then, however, Alpina has
concentrated on producing its own properly hot road-going versions of BMWs -
and it’s the B6S on which this racer is based.
With a supercharged 4.4-litre V8
developing 523bhp and 534lb ft of torque, it should be a fair match for the
Lamborghinis, Ferraris and the rest from the GT3 series.
Far more importantly, with its massive
rear wing and raked back front arches, how good does it look? That’s how to do
a green-and-blue-and-white livery, Honda.