In 1989, a small faction of BMW specialists set out to craft a supercar that could challenge not just the competition, but the automotive industry as a whole. The result was the E31 8 Series, a 549 hp rear-wheel drive monster that would have been more than just the fastest BMW ever made, it would have been one of the fastest production vehicles ever. However, the M8 project was deemed too advanced for its time and even the existence of the lone prototype was denied for over 20 years, until it finally resurfaced at the BMW Museum in July 2010. That fabled M8 Prototype was the inspiration for our latest legend, the first-ever BMW M8 Competition. While a 617 hp twin-turbocharged engines takes the M8 Competition from 0-60 km/h in 3.2 seconds, it was the M8’s fabled origin that accelerated it into automotive history at the moment the first model rolled off the line.