Procar was a one make series developed by bmw around its new m1 a giorgetto giugiaro penned supercar with a 3453 litre inline six cylinder built by bmw motorsport and of which 453 road going versions were produced between 1978 and 1981.
Bmw m1 procar cockpit.
Homogenity was the key to success for the procar series.
The bmw m1 procar remains a central component of the history of bmw m.
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The three are competing at the german revival racing championship not to be confused with the goodwood revival of course at the nurburgring all the way back in 2012.
Former formula 1 drivers jan lammers from the netherlands and marc surer from switzerland are two motor sport legends who will be lining up at the start.
Ending that year bmw announced its formula 1 engine supply to bernie ecclestones brabham team and with group 4 homologation achieved the bmw m1s became sports car world championship contenders from 1981.
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Ultimately 397 m1 road cars were built along with 53 race cars most of which were built to run in a single model procar series as a support race to larger events.
A procar bmw m1 painted in the colour scheme used by bmw motorsport for the later german touring car series see adac procar series.
Photography courtesy of the gp.
Rpm was limited for reliability reasons to 8500 rpm.
Gearbox and rear axle ratios were identical.
Le mans 24h circuit.
As a stepping stone towards pinnacle level motor racing the bmw m1 procar programme had done its job.
Boasting a powerful six cylinder in line engine and a striking striking wedge shape created by renowned vehicle designer giorgio giugiaro the m1 instantly became a major player in the automotive world when it debuted as a road legal racing car in 1978.
The road car version was therefore particularly impressive commanding a top speed of over 260 kmh which enabled the car to enter the record books as germanys fastest sports car.
The bmw m1 was designed for a life on the race track as is made evident by its every nut and bolt.
The most distinct difference was the huge wing mounted for the race.
Bmw group classic has also been able to rekindle the enthusiasm of famous drivers for a return to the cockpit of the bmw m1 for the procar revival at the nuremberg city racing circuit.
This was found necessary because the m1 was extremely hard to handle without at high speeds bejond 300 kmh.