700 HP BMW E30 Destroys McLaren MP4-12C and Other Tuned Cars on the Drag Strip

Call us old-fashion but to our crew, there’s nothing more appealing in the automotive world than a sleeper. In case you don’t know what that is, we’re not going to trouble ourselves trying to explain but instead we’re going to show you exactly what that is.
Turbo BMW E30 3 Series 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
In the video below you’ll get to take a look at some really fast cars, right? There’s going to be a supercharged BMW E92 M3, a Porsche 911 (997) Turbo, a Nissan GT-R that was also tuned and a McLaren MP4-12C amongst others.

These are the names that ring hardest even in their stock guise, but the car we’re most interested in is an old, rusty BMW E30 3 Series Cabrio that left everyone present speechless. That’s because it managed to blow every single other car on the list above out of the water with its performance. How come? Well, wouldn’t you like to know?

We would too but the video description is the only thing we can go by, claiming that this bucket of rust has 700 horses at the wheels. Judging not only by the fact that it was faster on the drag strip but also by the trap speeds it recorded (on average above 150 mph) and the posted 1/4 mile run times.

Should we also mention the tuned cars it went up against? We’re talking about a single turbo Toyota Supra, a 700 WHP K20 Honda Civic and a turbo EVO, all of them cars with tuning potential way above the average. The fact that this little rear-wheel drive E30 beat them to a crisp is an incredible achievement all on its own.

We would’ve loved to know the exact specs of the car but all we can tell you that it’s a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder unit, possibly an M52, engines known for their tuning capabilities. While we’re still waiting for any sort of official confirmation, we’re going to watch this video over and over again.

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