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Pics: the BMW 1 series M Coupe Safety Car



What you are seeing above is the BMW 1 series M Coupe official safety car for the current Moto GP season. It might look like a standard 1M with a BMW ///M official colors livery, but the modifications are far from being only aesthetic. The baby ///M safety car features an adjustable rear wing, a lighter bodywork thanks to the use of carbon fiber parts and titanium exhausts. Inside, a roll cage has been installed as well as a pair of racing seats. Further modifications include race ready brakes and suspensions. I found the 1M particularly attractive in this safety car livery but i think the black one (pictured above) still beats them all. What would be your 1M's color?




















[source: BMW]
Pick of The Day: BAC Mono


Another ridiculously expansive race car for the road that everyone wants to have. And in my opinion, this is the sexiest one yet. After the Caparo T1 and the Ariel ATOM, it's the British company BAC's turn to join the show with the Mono.

Let's come to the technical specs: kerb weight is 540kg (1,190 pounds) with a 2% advantage for the rear. The 2.3-Liter (naturally aspirated) 4-cylinder engine develops a healthy 280 Hp which means it has a Zondaesque power to weight ratio of 520 bhp per tonne. This allows the BAC Mono to do the 0 to (98 Km/h) 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and the 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) sprint in 6.7 seconds. Acceleration won't stop until the beast reaches 273 Km/h (170 mph).

The Mono can be yours for a price tag of nearly 109K $ (75K euros). Check out some high res pictures of the beast in the gallery below.















[source: BAC]
This is the new BMW M5 F10 Concept



You are looking at the newest M model to roll out from the München factory and it's a matter of months before the word "concept" disappears from its name without causing any damage just like the previous regular M concepts.

The new M5 is powered by the same 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that develops 555 Hp under the X5 M's bonnet. However, the BMW Motorsports division engineers could have squeezed an extra 30 Hp from the engine. People will need to get used to turbocharged M cars as the M3 E92 is will be the latest naturally aspirated M car.

From an aesthetic point of view, the new M5 is a success. The front and rear bumpers are largely inspired by the E92 M3 and the latest 1M Coupe. The car looks sportier than the standard F10 without being too much aggressive. The new M5 might have grown up in term of proportions but it's still going to be faster than the E60 and for a lot a BMW enthusiasts, it's already better looking.














[source: BMW]