BMW to bring art to the Le Mans grid
BMW has released the first pictures of its latest 'Art Car' that will be racing at this year's Le Mans 24-hours race.
The BMW M3 GT2 is being designed by American artist Jeff Koons, and he is presumably trying to dazzle the German team's competitors into letting the car past. The design features a bevy of bright colours and dazzling lines.
"These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy," said Koons, in typical artist speak. "There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car – it's really to connect with that power."
The final car will be unveiled at the Pompidou Centre in Paris on 1 June, and is the 17th Art Car that BMW has created. It will be driven by British driver Andy Priaulx, and Germans Dirk Werner and Dirk Muller and will joined on the Le Mans grid by a second M3 GT2.