The M8, a model that never existed before, proves that the 8 Series is not a replacement for the 6 Series or a coupe version of the 7 Series. It’s a chance for BMW engineers and designers to show their best work, and they are taking things very seriously.

During the recent Industry Pool test, Nurburgring spy video specialist Automotive Mike captured over 12 minutes of footage just for the M8 Coupe. Even if you’re not going to watch the whole thing, we recommend that you at least skim through it, as the video shows the front brakes glowing bright red after a few laps. Also, the prototype was captured in a parking lot; several production features can be seen more easily.

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