Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2
Remember those great BMW Art Cars?!

Jeff Koons x BMW M3 GT2

‚I would love to design an Art Car like that. I’m a passionate driver, I grew up in an industrial town in Pennsylvania. We all had our driver’s licences when we were 16.‘

With this statement at the opening of the exhibition of his Celebration series at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 2008, Koons clearly signalled that he was still very interested in becoming part of the BMW Art Car tradition.

(Header-Photo by Enes Kucevic for BMW)

(Both photos above by Thomas von Salomon for BMW)

A year later, a team of his closest studio collaborators began working directly with BMW designers and engineers, and in 2010 the world premiere of the koonized BMW M3 GT2 took place at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

‚There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car.‘ said Koons.

10 days after its world premiere the BMW Art Car competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12, 2010.

The car, driven by Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), started with the number 79 – a tribute to Andy Warhol‟s BMW Art Car from 1979.

The BMW M3 GT2 by Jeff Koons

– a 4.0-liter V8 engine

– displacement: 3.999 cm³

– power output: 500 bhp

– op speed: 300 km/h

(Photo by Thomas von Salomon for BMW)
(Photo by Enes Kucevic for BMW)

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