This evolution of the well-known and much-loved M4 that we liked so much when we tested it gives a further twist to an excellent technical base. The result, summarized in a time, is that the new M4 GTS promises to be able to complete the lap of the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring in 7:28, or what is the same, 11 seconds faster than the Giulia Quadrifoglio that already impressed us last month for its time.
The work to improve the car has been done on three main fronts: weight reduction, chassis and drivetrain improvement and power enhancement. The weight loss is achieved through the intensive use of carbon fiber body panels, new forged wheels and the loss of the rear seats, to leave the car in the 1,510 kilograms.
The tires are now Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, focused on dry grip above all. They are mounted on the aforementioned 20-inch forged wheels, which are articulated in a new suspension with threaded body shock absorbers adjustable in three independent ways. The brakes are carbon ceramic. The stabilizers, ball joints and silentblocks have also been modified.
The engine adds water injection in the intake (I explained what it was for here) and reaches 500 horsepower, which allows the M4 GTS to reach three kilograms per horsepower weight ratio. The gearbox is the same sequential dual clutch already known from the "normal" M4.
Optionally, a "clubsport" kit can be ordered, which adds a safety cage, a fire extinguisher and harnesses for free. As for the aesthetics, the photos speak for themselves, highlighting the integration of rear lights with OLED technology.
Capable of 0-60 in 3.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 305 per hour, the new M4 GTS will be produced in a limited edition of 700 units at a price yet to be determined that will be, in any case, clearly higher than that of the standard M4.