Well, this is not the first time we hear about a crash, not even about a crash during testing for endurance. A new accident has happened, at Nurburgring Nordschleife last week. A 2012 BMW F12 M6 prototype has crashed during an endurance test of 300 laps. Having only eight laps to go, the driver lost control of the prototypeand crashed, before finishing the test. The front and rear of the car have been damaged, but fortunately, the driver was fine.
This might be just a coincidence, but this is not the first time a prototype of the M6 crashes, at the famous German circuit. Back in August, another driver lost control due to wet conditions, and crashed into the barrier, also damaging the car.
The 2012 BMW M6 will be powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 as the BMW M5 F10M. This engine provides 552hp and 680Nm of torque. It is likely that it will be paired to seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission which should enable the car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than 4.5 seconds.
We will be able to see if these accidents were not in vain at the Detroit Motor Show next January, when the next generation BMW M6 Coupe will be unveiled.