Just a few days ago, a mysterious BMW M8 prototype made headlines around the world due to some mid-engine evidence, now the same prototype is in focus again — because it will soon no longer be seen on the ring. Current photos from CarScoops.com show how the Erlkonig is stuck under a tarpaulin and being prepared for removal on a tow truck. The photos were apparently preceded by an accident in which the prototype touched both the left and right guardrails in the Plantgarten area and suffered some damage in the process.
Not only are dented fenders and a damaged front visible, the front left wheel suspension also appears to be broken. The test driver was apparently uninjured in the accident and the damage is also repairable, but nobody should be particularly happy about the incident: It is obvious that planned tests will be delayed due to the repair break. What is even more annoying, however, is that photos of the accident have ended up on the Internet and are now attracting even more interest to the test vehicle.