In yet another video from Sweden, the realm of BMW drag racing according to Youtube, we get to see a showdown that wouldn’t necessarily happen normally for the only reason that an F10 BMW M5 wouldn’t race a Porsche 911 GT3 RS in any given context. Drag racing these two doesn’t make sense, just as taking them around a track doesn’t either since they belong to completely different niches and appeal to completely different demographics.
Nevertheless, the guys from GT Board got us used to seeing all sorts of drag racing on their channel, most of them including BMW models. This time around we’re checking out a heavily tuned BMW M5 go up a standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The Bavarian machine used to push 560 HP out from the engine bay to the rear wheels when brand new but the owner had different plans for it, apparently.
Therefore, the 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine under the hood was taken up to around 750 HP according to the video description. The same description tells us how that figure was achieved. The ECU was re-mapped, a new exhaust was added to the mix, along with downpipes and Michelin Sport Cup tires were thrown in the mix as well, just for good measure. As for the Porsche, it is riding stock in this drag race, which doesn’t look good at first.
If this was a track challenge, things would’ve been different but in a straight line, the power difference is just too big. And yet, while the BMW should’ve walked it, real-life experiments show that a lot of the times, the driver’s skill can make or break a great drag racing result. In this case, a bad gear shift at the beginning leaves the M5 in the dust, reeling in the Porsche as the two reach the finish line.