The upcoming BMW M8 will also arrive in convertible form, according to these spyshots that have been supplied to us. This isn’t that surprising as the regular, non-M variants of the 8 Series will be offered with the same body styles as well.

This particular prototype isn’t heavily camouflaged, and most of the body looks largely similar to its coupe sibling. Of course, the addition of a folding soft-top does require a few revisions to the M8’s shape, resulting in less rakish rear window.

Beyond that, recognisable BMW M cues like the large air intakes, high-performance brakes, and quad exhausts are all present here, as found on the coupe. Other familiar items include headlights featuring BMW’s signature corona DRLs.

BMW has yet to discuss what will power the M8, but it is expected to carry an even more powerful version of the 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 in the new M5. No official figures when it comes to output, but expect a number beyond the M5’s in the interest of hierarchy.

Aside from road-going M8s, BMW is also developing an endurance racer (M8 GTE) that is set to compete Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMGTE class from 2018.

GALLERY: BMW 8 Series coupe spyshots