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      12-12-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by DylanBerg View Post
What engine will BMW race teams use now that the s65 is gone?
Race engine?
The s65 was not used in any pro racing aside from Continental Challenge....and those were basically e92m3s with bolt ons.
The ALMS M3 GT2, the Turner Rolex e92m3 and the Rolex DP cars powered by BMW all used older modified s62 engines that have been out of production since 2003.
The s62 v8 from the e39m5 was the go to engine for most BMW race v8 programs.

There's a nasty disconnect between factory-supported, pro racing and sports production cars that claim DNA from the race car of the same name/look.
These manufacturers assume the public is gullible enough to drive a street Corvette and tell their family & friends that the same car won the 24 hrs. of LeMans last year.

I suppose its residual of olden days when they actually sold almost the same car on Monday that they raced on Sunday.

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