BMW has unveiled the new 2011 Moto GP 1 Series M Coupe safety car that has just gone into service. It is possibly the very first modified 1 Series M Coupe and features various handling and performance revisions.
Although the basic foundations of the new safety car remain largely unchanged from the upcoming road car, it has received a number of performance upgrades to suit track work. There’s a new lightweight titanium exhaust system, lightweight fibre-reinforced bonnet and polycarbonate rear and side windows for weight reduction purposes.
There’s also a new aerodynamics package including an adjustable rear wing and a new front apron and splitter integrated into the lower front bumper bar. There’s also additional ducting in the front to aid engine and brake cooling.
Inside the car is fitted with a race roll cage, racing bucket seats in the front with harness seat belts and removed rear seats. There’s also a fire extinguisher placed inside for obvious race track precautions.
To aid handling and to make sure the car is always on the scene as soon as possible, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe safety car is also fitted with a comprehensive adjustable suspension system and an uprated braking package consisting of six-piston fixed calipers.
Cars sometimes look better in uniform and the BMW 1 M Coupe safety car is certainly one of those. Nice touch with the traditional ‘M’ stripes over the front end as well.