Big M8 Memes Are Why We're Going To Miss BMW From Le Mans

Big M8 Memes Are Why We're Going To Miss BMW From Le Mans

With BMW's WEC programme ending after just a single season, here's a round up of some of the best memes spawned by the sheer size of the M8 GTE

Last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the car’s last appearance in the GTE-Pro class of the World Endurance Championship after BMW canned the programme to focus on its Formula E activities. It’ll continue to race in IMSA for a bit, but now seems like the right time to pay homage to the M8 GTE’s greatest achievement - spawning the Big M8 meme.

What’s the Big M8 meme, I hear you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple - the M8 GTE is a big boi. Here’s a normal image of it racing against other, normal-sized GTE cars.

The M8 is rather large, especially compared to the Ford GT. (c) BMW Motorsport
The M8 is rather large, especially compared to the Ford GT. (c) BMW Motorsport

The meme basically revolves around the idea of playing on the impressive size of the car - and the results are beautifully simple, yet thoroughly hilarious.

To pay tribute to the car’s time in the WEC, here’s a selection of the best (and some from IMSA too, because they’re too good not to include).

The videos and gifs are the best, though. Even when you know what’s coming, it’s still hilarious.

Oh, Big M8. Le Mans won’t be the same without you.