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A tuned BMW M5 Competition competes against three rally cars in a drag race!

One road car versus three racing ones

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Freed from numerous safety, environmental, practical and budgetary restrictions, racing cars can freely display quite mind-boggling levels of performance compared to their mass-produced counterparts for the general public.

As a result, pitting one series production car against three rally cars seems completely irrelevant. Except that this time, the production car in question, which is none other than a BMW M5 Competition, has seen its engine mapping largely modified to counter three real competition beasts.

Its 4.4-litre V8 has thus gone from 625 PS to 1000 PS, almost as much as a venerable Bugatti Veyron! Next to it is a Ford Fiesta with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 550 PS and 700 Nm of torque. Its neighbor, a Mini Cooper, has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 600 PS and 1000 Nm of torque.

At the very end of the track is a legend, the Ford RS200 hiding a 2.1-litre four cylinder with 500 PS and 750 Nm of torque. The M5 Competition adopts an 8-speed automatic transmission while the Cooper and Fiesta rely on a sequential gearbox. The older RS200 is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Comments (3)

  • Interesting drag race and whilst it gives an indication of different types of vehicles, a drag race is not the natural environment for rally cars.

    We’ve also got to remember that the M5 with that much power is going to kill the transmission at some point as evidenced in previous drag races where it died.

    Nice to watch but not realistic.

      1 month ago
  • where did they get an rs2000 from? They are very rare.

      1 month ago
  • Off the line, the RX cars just gallop away, but that's to be expected, much like the fact that they'll run out of top-end pull while the M5 can just overhaul them all. And it makes for a really close fight, apparently. Big F in the chat to the RS200.

      1 month ago
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