Tuned BMW 335i Drag Races a 2015 Ford Mustang GT on E85 and a Twin-Turbo Supra

BMW E92 3 Series Coupe vs Mustang GT 1 photo
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Some people claim that the current Mustang GT is a poor man’s BMW M4. While we don’t agree with such statements and we’d rather see those who make them somehow banished from the auto industry, we can’t deny the fact that drag racing against the 5-liter V8 of the American muscle is something you just have to do.
Why? Well, it’s quite simple. One of the reasons is the fact that it goes by the name "Coyote". If that’s not enticing enough, you really should hear it roar. It has a particular note, other V8s miss.

On the other hand, another reason would be that Ford has praised its Mustang so much, it just stirred up our curiosity. Yes, they focused more on how it goes around corners rather than in a straight line but still, that’s a trademark of American muscle cars.

On a side note, we also wanted to see how the stock model deals with tuned cars and that’s how we stumbled upon this video where a Ford Mustang GT goes up against a tuned BMW 335i and a twin-turbo Toyota Supra.

The GT’s 5-liter V8 makes 435 HP and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque when using 93-octane gas, the horsepower count being impressive enough in our book.

On the other hand, we have a BMW E92 335i that, in stock guise, makes 306 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. However, according to the uploader, the car in question has had a JB4 tune installed along with a new intake and downpipes. Even though we’re not given any numbers, we can assume that the 3-liter inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine of the BMW is developing over 350 HP and 400 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque.

That should be plenty to make the Mustang sweat, right? Well, the Muscle car also had some tricks up its sleeve. The rear muffler was deleted while, instead of regular fuel, it used E85 which also helped out a bit.

Then it was time for the Supra to step in. Just by the BPU (Basic Performance Upgrade) in the description of the video, we knew we were dealing with a car that had at least 450 HP at the crank. The result isn't all that surprising...

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