720 HP BMW M6 Plays Tag with Ferrari FF

We know the F13 M6 was called many names ever since it was released. Heck, even the most hardcore BMW fanboys had to admit that the new model is not as agile and light on its feet as they thought before the Germans revealed it to the world.
Ferrari FF 1 photo
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Look over the spec sheet and you’ll instantly notice that it’s not just an impression, the car actually is heavy, weighing 1,925 kg (4,243 kg) despite having a CFRP roof. Even the M magic couldn’t contain all that weight and, in the end, instead of having a proper sports car on our hands, we ended up driving a GT instead. A very powerful GT that is, as we found out in our review.

Now, the M6 is more like an American muscle car. It can go really fast in a straight line but won’t hold its own too well in corners. With a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine under the bonnet making 560 HP and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque, it’s easy to see why.

However, to race a Ferrari FF that’s not nearly enough. The Italian thoroughbred is a proper supercar and won’t give in easily. It’s the first all-wheel-drive car from Maranello and a thing of engineering beauty.

Up front a 6.2-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine makes 660 HP at 8,000 RPM and 683 Nm (504 lb-ft) of torque from 6,000 RPM. All of that is then sent to the wheels through two gearboxes, one with 2-speeds for the front wheels and one 7-speed DCT for the rear wheels.

The first ever proper 4 seater from Ferrari is also a bit lighter than the M6, tipping the scale at 1,880 kg (4,144 lbs). In stock guises, the Bimmer wouldn’t stand a chance but here’s where tuning steps in.

To transform the 2 ton car into a rocket, the guys from PP-Performance gave it a Stage 2 ECU tune, new downpipes and a full Akrapovic catback exhaust that took it to 720-740 HP. Could that possibly be enough?

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