Brickyard Legends Team present :
BMW M1 Gr5 & GTX
The BMW M1 was originally conceived to be a challenger to the supremacy of Porsche in 1970s international sports car racing. However delays with the manufacture and homologation of the car, meant that it was too late on the racing scene to make much of a mark in the history books. None-the-less a few
different parties tried their hand at their own privateer Group 5 M1 builds, such as Sauber, Oreca and March.
When the ProCar series from '79-80 ended, few of these chassis ended up getting converted to full Group 5 spec for the 1981 season. In fact, by using the racingsportscars database we even know exactly which of these chassis ended up being reworked as Group5 cars.
However, the first Group 5 Spec BMW M1 to race at Le Mans was this purpose built silhouette machine originally constructed in 1979 by British race car constructor, March. Designed around a custom monoque chassis and a composite body, the car failed to qualify for the 1979 Le Mans 24Hs and retired from the 1980 race.
Far more successful was the Sauber built silhouette chassis. Starting out with a full tube chassis and a carbon body, it ran a relatively standard Group 4 spec BMW M88 Straight 6 3.5L engine which was good enough for 500 bhp at 9000 rpm. Not bad for an unboosted engine. Chassis weight came in at a relatively light 970kg and this package was good enough for the car to win the Nürburgring 1000 Kilometres on May 24th, 1981 at the hands of Hans Stuck and Nelson Piquet.
- there are 3 physics sets :
BMW_M1GR5.HDC - WCM Gr5 Oreca chassis
BMW_M1Sauber.HDC - WCM Gr5 Sauber chassis
BMW_M1GTX.HDC - IMSA GTX class
- the mod is linked to GTC-TC-76 class and the BMW CSL.
- papag21 : 3d, mapping, file structure, skins
- greg7 : physics
- kiwisteve : templates, skins
- jandri : sounds
NOTE : sounds not included but can be found at BLT's BMW M1 Procar mod
-visit our site http://brickyard-legends-team.com/
for information, previews and a large media section for the GTR2 mod
- extract folder to X:/GTL/