We know the BMW M5 Competition is an incredible machine already. It has proved its worth in countless reviews and drag race videos. But is it that good that it can run with proper supercars? I mean, after all, it is a four-door sedan and quite a big one too, being capable of fitting four adults inside easily. Well, it will depend on what supercar you’re comparing it to. The guys from CarWow brought out some really fast monsters to challenge the new kid on the block.
The M5 was pitted against a tuned Nissan GT-R as well as an even more powerful Porsche 911 Turbo S. The guys were up to their usual shenanigans. They started things off with a drag race from a stop, proceeded to a rolling race and finished things off with a brake test. From the get go though, it was pretty clear that the BMW would have a tough time as it was the least powerful car there (sounds weird, right?) and the heaviest of the bunch.
The GT-R had a Litchfield tune on which means it developed considerably more power than in standard guise. The 3.8-liter V6 was tuned to make 640 HP and, coupled with the amazing launch control sequence Nissan fits on the GT-R, it turned this car into a monster. The Porsche 911 Turbo S though was even crazier. Despite being a 997 model, the car tuned by ES Motor develops 760 HP and an amazing 1,000 Nm of torque. Both contenders are lighter than the M5 and both come with all-wheel drive.
The drag race was pretty close, the Nissan claiming the win initially. Later on, the Porsche driver claimed his tires were not inflated to the right specs, demanded a rematch and, of course, won. The M5 was really neck and neck with the GT-R in the rolling race which is pretty damn impressive, if you ask me.
In the braking test, the M5 lost but not by as much as you would think, considering its near 2-ton weight. So why did the guys compare these three cars? Well, because they have similar pricing and I don’t know about you but I’d still go for the comfort and space of the M5.