BMW at Spa
This weekend is the running of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. For BMW the race will mark the 50th anniversary of the first time the German automaker took home a victory in the legendary endurance race.
Back in 1965 Pascal Ickx and Gérard Langlois van Ophem managed a win driving a BMW 1800 TI/SA. Since then they have managed to repeat the accomplishment 21 times and are looking to make it 22 on the 25th-26th of July.
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BMW Z4 GT3
It has been two months since the last race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Racing Series to allow the teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The next race is the Six Hours of the Glen and BMW is looking to build on their early success this season.
The BMW Team RLL has managed two victories and two second place finishes in the first four races of the season. Thanks to this BMW sits atop the manufacture points standings in the GTLM class ahead of Corvette.
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Porsche Boxster S Versus BMW Z4
Both the Porsche Boxster S (987) and BMW Z4 are fun to drive German roadsters. Both cars offer good performance and a wind in your hair experience.
The Boxster is a well balanced mid-engined sports car, but it is only available with a cloth top (unless you get the optional removable hardtop). The Z4 on the other hand is offered as a retractable hardtop for some additional security.
This video from Fifth Gear shows a test of the the two sports cars. The footage shows a handling test and then a track battle between the German machines.
On paper the Boxster S has a slight advantage, but things can get surprising in the real world. Watch the video and then let us know what you think of it in the comments.
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