BMW has unveiled the newest member of the MotoGP Safety Car fleet, which is based on the latest F90 BMW M5. The new safety car will make an appearance at the MotoGP season finale in Valencia, Spain in mid-November this year, and will lead the Safety Car fleet in the 2018 season.

The mechanical bits are carried over from the standard M5, with the 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 continuing to serve up 600 hp and 750 Nm. The engine is paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive system, allowing the sedan to sprint to 100 km/h from a rest in just 3.4 seconds.

As part of the conversion process to become a MotoGP Safety Car, the M5 receives a bevy of M Performance Parts, many of which are available on the standard car as well. These components include side sills, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, front kidney grille, door mirror caps and air breather slats all done up in carbon-fibre.

Meanwhile, there’s an M Performance sport exhaust system made of titanium, with carbon exhaust tips, designed especially for use on the racetrack. All necessary safety and lighting equipment are also installed on the safety car, the latter of which includes a LED light bar on the roof, blue LED lamps in the front grills and flashing corona rings within the headlights.

Special modifications on the M5 MotoGP Safety Car include a front splitter that is specially developed for it, and bonnet latches taken from BMW’s race cars. Inside, the standard seats have been swapped out for bucket seats found in the M4 GTS.