It looks like a four-door version of the M8 GTE Le Mans racer.
He was a two-time CART champion before his accident.
BMW makes it official, the 8 Series Coupe will launch in 2018
M insists it's been working on engineering the M8 for years.
BMW filed trademark applications for 825, 830, 835, 850, 845, 860, M850, and M8. Seems serious.
Unlike Mercedes-Benz which produces AMG badged versions of just about every model in its lineup, BMW has maintained greater exclusivity with the M badge. Until last year's launch of the X6 M and X5 M, there have only been four M models (not counting the M1), but one M got as far as prototyping and testing, but never produced: The M8.