Not a common sight
You don’t see or read about this too often (anymore):
The BMW V12 LMR was a Le Mans Prototype built for sports car racing from 1999 to 2000. The car was built through an alliance between BMW Motorsport and WilliamsF1, and was the successor to the failed BMW V12 LM of 1998. It is famous for being BMW’s only overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (source+more here).