Jeff Koons unveiled his Art Car, which is based on BMW M3 GT2. It was homologated to take part at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12-13, 2010.

The Art car was introduced for the first time on June 1 in front of 300 international VIP guests in the Centre Pompidou, which is one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions for modern and contemporary art.

Today, between 11 AM to 9 PM, the public will have the chance too see BMW M3 GT2 Art Car free of charge in the Forum of the Centre Pompidou. In the late afternoon - 5.30 PM Jeff Koons will take part in a book signing at the official book store of the museum before he will talk about his work in conversation with Alain Seban, President of the Centre Pompidou, at 6 pm at the Forum of the museum.

Jeff Koons commented about the design of his Art car :"These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy,".

"You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy. There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car – it's really to connect with that power", he added.

In April 2010, BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen announced the driver line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE) will race the BMW Art Car N79.

Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) will drive the BMW Le Mans car N78.

BMW M3 GT2 is a high-performance sports car created specially for racing at events like 24 Le Mans. It is powered by naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8 with maximum output of 500bhp. The chassis is upgraded as well as the brakes and last, but not least, the whole car is much lighter. The performance is stunning - 0 to 160 kph in 3.4 seconds. For the 24 Le Mans race, the car is going to be labeled with the logos of Castrol, Crowne Plaza, Dunlop, Randstad, Sympatex, LuK, H&R, BBS and NGK for the race on the "Circuit de la Sarthe".

BMW Art cars are displayed at the BMW Museum in Munich. Starting in September, Koons' 17th BMW Art Car will be presented there together with some of its predecessors.

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