This is the new DTM safety car… An M4 GTS. The GTS is the M4’s faster, more hardcore big brother and a rival to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
In terms of performance, it’s no different to the normal M4 GTS. The ‘Clubsport’ option box has been ticked giving the car an Acid Orange roll cage to match the wheels, six-point harness seatbelts and a fire extinguisher. Other cosmetic changes include DTM Safety Car stickers as well as big, flashy LED lights just to make sure the drivers realise it is there. Honestly, though, I don’t think it would have been an issue.
The lucky bugger who will be getting to drive the M4 GTS safety car is Jürgen Kastenholz, the official DTM safety car driver since 2010. He’s been in the standard M4 for the last two years and seems very eager to get behind the wheel of the GTS. Can you blame him?
“The new BMW M4 GTS will be even better,” he says, “so I will have complete trust in the car from the word go. This is absolutely essential to be able to lead a pack of 24 DTM racing cars quickly around the circuit during the caution periods.”
For specific details of the M4 GTS’s performance, more pictures and a video, click here to go to our original article about the unveiling of the car back in October.