The car WILL get a V8. It is part of the modular engine design of the V10 in the M5/6. That engine was deisnged to be shortened into a V8 for M3 use. And they will need 400+ HP to keepp up with Audi and others in the class.
And don't forget the turbo car coming, which will be in the 300+ HP class.
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'00 Dakar M Roadster
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