Car and Driver: 2013 Lightning Lap – BMW M5, M6 and 335i

Videos | December 29th, 2012 by 2 bmw m6 coupe us spec 28 750x500

Car and Driver takes the hottest vehicles on the market and subject them to a reference lap on the fearsome Virginia International Raceway.

Lightning Lap can be considered the equivalent of the Nürburgring Nordschleife where many automakers fine tune their cars. The three-minutes laps offers long straight lines, elevation changes, and combination of slow, fast, and, scary-fast corners.

From BMW family, the U.S. magazine tested the M5, M6 and F30 335i. bmw m6 coupe us spec 28 655x491

The following times were recorded for the BMWs tested:

BMW M6 – 3.04.7
BMW M5 – 3.05.2
BMW 335i – 3.13.2

Fastest car on the track was the Ferrari 458 Italia: 2.49.9.

Download are the full results