Seeing the BMW M5 Competition in any kind of drag race is getting a bit ridiculous. We’ve seen it beat a variety of fashions thus far, in outcomes no one might’ve predicted. I gained’t even get into the tuned M5 footage yow will discover on YouTube as that’s much more ridiculous. This time round, we see the M5 tackle a automobile that’s imagined to be noticeably quicker, a minimum of on paper, and but not in actual life as effectively.

Yes, I’m speaking in regards to the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S, a automobile that represents the top of four-door luxurious and pace over in Stuttgart. The AMG has a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 beneath the hood that’s imagined to ship 639 HP and 900 Nm of torque. According to the spec sheet, it additionally does the 0-100 km/h dash in 3.2 seconds whereas tipping the scales at 2.1 tons. That’s mighty spectacular of it, to be trustworthy.

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And these specs make the amazingly quick BMW M5 Competition seem to be a pedestrian. The M5 makes use of a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 which, in Competition guise, makes 625 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. It additionally has all-wheel drive and may do the benchmark 0-100 km/h (62 mph) dash in 3.3 seconds, in response to BMW. That’s as a result of the M5 is noticeably lighter than the Merc, tipping the dimensions at 1,950 kilos.

What’s attention-grabbing about this race although is that the automobile operating on the left aspect of the strip appears to win each time. I don’t know precisely why, however that appears to be the case. And sure, the BMW is credited with a 3-1 win out of 4 races, however the distinction between the 2 is extremely small. And the BMW solely gained straight up when operating on the left aspect of the stip. Now I can’t assist however marvel how the M8 Gran Coupe would match up towards the Mercedes.