In MotoGP trim, the M5 wears a smattering of M Performance parts designed to make it look (and go, in some cases) faster. The pouting front splitter is a prototype, developed specifically for the MotoGP, while the bucket seats have been lifted from the M4 GTS. At the back you get carbon-fibre exhaust tips and a mean-looking diffuser, along with a carbon lip spoiler. As you’d expect of a safety car, the body is finished in a racy paint job with contrasting copper-coloured wheels. This one’s a real looker.
Power in the safety car comes from the same twin-turbo V8 as the standard road car, with 591bhp and 750Nm powering all four wheels through the M xDrive all-wheel drive system. The 0-100kmph sprint takes just 3.4 seconds which is 0.8 seconds faster than the outgoing M5 in standard trim and the derestricted top speed is 305km/h.
The M5 MotoGP safety car will debut at the final round of the season in Valencia, Spain.