BMW has developed two very different, but equally impressive wheeled vehicles recently. The first is the new M4 GTS Safety Car, specially prepared to serve Germany’s popular and highly competitive DTM touring car series. It packs 500 horsepower and trick water-injection tech, just like the other 700 road-going examples of the GTS. Unlike the street version, it features key upgrades like special LED lighting, radio communication equipment, and special livery, as well as the no-cost optional Clubsport pack that includes six-point racing harnesses, roll cage, and fire extinguisher.
BMW Team USA Racing Wheelchair Rio 2016 Paralympic GamesThe other new BMW doesn’t have an engine, but is highly impressive nonetheless. It’s a racing wheelchair created by BMW DesignWorks. Stemming from the automaker’s partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, it features carbon-fiber construction and has been streamlined for aerodynamic efficiency. Members of the US Paralympics Track and Field team will help further develop the wheelchair before using it at the upcoming games in Rio de Janeiro. We wouldn’t be surprised if longtime BMW driver Alex Zanardi helped in its development as well, even if he’ll be competing for Italy at the Paralympic Games this year.