New BMW M6 GT3 Art Car makes its race debut at FIA GT World Cup

14 November 2017

The GT season concludes this weekend with the FIA GT World Cup at the Guia Circuit in Macau. One car will have more than its fair share of attention: the 18th BMW M6 GT3 Art Car, designed by Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei.

The 2017 FIA GT World Cup, organized with coordination of the SRO Motorsports Group, has not only secured a impressive line-up of drivers, but also has most of the current GT3 machinery at the start. The World Cup on the street circuit of Macau is also an excellent opportunity to give the racing cars an eye-catching livery. And that is exactly what BMW did.

The 18th BMW Art Car enjoyed its world premiere on 31st May 2017 at the Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing, and is now set for its first on-track appearance. BMW works driver Augusto Farfus will be at the wheel of the carbon black car, the rolling work of art will be run by BMW Team Schnitzer. The team from Freilassing is the record winner in Macau, with 13 victories to its name.

To me, light represents thoughts. As the speed of thoughts cannot be measured, the #18 Art Car questions the existence of the boundaries of the human mind. We are entering a new age, where the mind directly controls objects and where thoughts can be transferred, such as unmanned operations and artificial intelligence. Which attitudes and temperaments hold the key to opening the gateway to the new age?” – Cao Fei, Chinese multimedia artist. 

“To line up with the BMW Art Car is a great honour for us. The BMW Art Cars are rolling works of art and have a great tradition, which we want to continue with a good result out on the track,” says Lamm, whose team will run the BMW M6 GT3 designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei.

A total of four BMW M6 GT3s will be competing this year in Macau. One of the cars is entered by Rowe Racing. The Blancpain GT Series team will be making its second appearance in the FIA GT World Cup. The #99 Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 BMW will be driven by DTM driver Tom Blomqvist.  

The FIA GT World Cup will be held on November 18th-19th, with the drivers competing in two races, a qualifying event over 12 laps and the main Cup decider over 18.