The 17th BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons will race in 24 hours of Le Mans

BMW is quite serious about its art endeavors and has just revealed that the 17th model, based on a BMW M3 GT2 track car, will race in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance competition.

The car, which you can see in draft form above, has been decorated by artist Jeff Koons, using a novel collage of stretched racing cars and colors, in order to portray the soul (apparently a rainbow-flavored one) of the M3 GT2 race car.

Following tradition, the car is going to be displayed at the Paris Centre Pompidou, on June 1, before it will head off to the race, held between June 12 and 13. The car is going to bear the number 79, commemorating the Andy Warhol BMW M1 art car, revealed in 1979 at the same Centre Pompidou.

Source: BMW

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