The Indianapolis MotoGP received a nice treat last weekend when the new 2012 BMW M5 Safety Car officially made its debut at the event. Taking the place of the 1-Series M Coupe Safety Car that was used earlier this year, the M5 Safety Car received a number of aesthetic changes for its debut stint in the world of MotoGP.

Among the changes done on the car include the same livery scheme that was used on the 1-Series M Coupe, as well as new front and rear spoilers, a lightweight Akropovic titanium exhaust system, a high performance coilover suspension, a set of 20" alloy wheels, Recaro bucket seats, and all the amenities included in a safety car.

With the exception of adding the Akropovic exhaust system, the engine of the vehicle was left largely the same, which means that the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine still carries 560 horsepower and 502 lb/ft of torque. This leaves it with a 0-62 mph time of just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph courtesy of BMW’s M Driver’s Package.

Check out more photos of the 2012 BMW M5 Safety Car at the source link provided.

  • 2012 BMW M5 Moto GP Safety Car
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    560 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    502 lb/ft of torque
  • 0-60 time:
    4.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    190 mph
  • car segment:

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Source: 5Post

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4 comments:

  (384) posted on 12.5.2011

Yeah! The modification on this vehicle is really so cool now even its fresh look is very admiring! It sounds great also that it has an impressive engine which can deliver a nice output.

  (342) posted on 10.18.2011

I don’t know why they say that this one is a safety car the article didn’t tackle it at all, anyway, is it because it had some safety interior features or technologies? Or is it because on it, engine?

  (630) posted on 10.4.2011

BMW M5 Moto GP Safety Car well I like the idea and changes done here. Aesthetic view and engine wise this is completely exceptional.

  (256) posted on 09.19.2011

BMW safety car is great. I’m so impressed to this car and the horse power of this car is 560. The horse power is enough to this car for moving smooth and running well.

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