BMW reveals clever reflective livery for its 2016 M6 GTLM race car

New designs celebrate BMW's centenary year

BMW has unveiled its M6 GTLM race car liveries for 2016, one of which is designed as a hat tip to the company's 100th year in existence, the other to celebrate motorsport heritage.

The cars will be making their debut at the 24 hours of Daytona at the end of January and will be fielded by BMW Team RLL. The number 25 car is a nod to the iconic 3.0 CSL race car which boasted the same number and was responsible for BMW's first US win back in 1975 at Sebring.

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Other nods to BMW heritage on car number 25 include images of the M1 race car from 1980, the BMW V12 LMR which claimed a Le Mans and Sebring win back in 1999 and a picture of an M3 GT which claimed every title in its class in the 2011 American Le Mans Series.

The number 100 car's design is more about BMW's centenary year than anything else and, according to the company, is about 'looking to the future'. It uses a clever reflective 3D lattice design which is only really truly visible when picked up in bright light. It should look fantastic during the night at any of 2016's endurance races.

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Also making its race debut this year will be Ferrari's 488 GTE and the spectacular looking Ford GT race car, which features in issue 219 of evo magazine. Both of these cars will be competiting in the GT Le Mans class.

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