Video: ESS Tuned BMW M5 Takes on Lamborghini Huracan on Drag Strip

BMW M5, Racing, Tuning, Videos | December 8th, 2016 by 1
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Taking on a proper supercar on the drag strip is definitely not for the faint of heart or those lacking some serious power under the …

Taking on a proper supercar on the drag strip is definitely not for the faint of heart or those lacking some serious power under the hood. But will this tuned BMW M5 be a match for a car like a Lamborghini Huracan? The recently unveiled Italian supercar exceeded all expectations when it went on sale, becoming a big seller in no time, at least for the segment its competing in.

The specs of the two-seater show exactly why the rich and powerful demand a car like the Huracan. Under its belt runs a 5.2-liter V10 engine making 610 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque, figures almost too good to believe considering it’s an atmospheric plant. Weighing just 1.4 tons, the all-wheel drive supercar with its super fast 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 3.2 seconds.

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On the other hand we have a heavy sedan that can comfortably carry four people at a time, even five if those in the back aren’t too tall. It comes fitted with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s good for 560 HP in standard guise as well as 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. It’s a rear-wheel drive machine and, even though it has a super-fast 7-speed DCT gearbox as well, it can’t keep up with the Huracan from a standstill. The full second between the two is just too much.

However, the M5 in the footage below is not stock. According to the video uploader it was tuned by the guys from ESS having a new ECU map now. Chip in the new downpipes and exhaust and we could be looking at some impressive  numbers. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t specify the power output of the sedan after the tuning was done, therefore leaving us to guess the figure which could be anywhere between 600 and 800 HP. Judging by the way the race panned out, we’re guessing closer to the latter number, as at high speeds the Lambo has trouble distancing itself.

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