Ferrari 458 Italia vs tuned BMW 3-Series (E30) in a drag race [videos]

Not the result you would expect.

The result of this drag race between a Ferrari 458 Italia and a classic BMW 3-Series (E30) is a surprise for most of us. Before the race, the 458 Italia defeated a standard Nissan GT-R and also a Speedart BTR 600 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo so it was pretty confident.

However, it all took a turn for the worse when the Italia had to go head-to-head with a couple of BMWs. At first there was a late 80s / early 90s M5 (E34) that had a turbocharged engine generating more than 1,000 hp (746 kW) which was faster in a drag race. The same thing happened with this late 80s 3-Series Coupe (E30).

And here is the Italia versus the GT-R, the Speedart BTR 600 and the M5.

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Targa_Florio Targa_Florio
A drag race with a rolling start and cruising / braking before the end... Do they want to be easy on the transmission and are thet afraid to miss the braking point?
Oct 9th, 2012 1:06pm
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porsche6616 porsche6616
yea the bald fat dude is gonna get laid easily now
Oct 9th, 2012 12:39pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
I'm surprised that 458 smoked GTR in a drag race, that's GTR's thing. And I'm not really that surprised about both of those supped up bimmers beating 458, considering that they have almost twice the horsepower, why wouldn't they beat it!?
Oct 9th, 2012 7:03am
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henaz henaz
Aerodynamics, traction, weight. A lot in other words.
Oct 9th, 2012 9:08am
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
well, those old bmw's had way more power to compensate for the lower aerodynamics. the other factors described would be the way they didn't put all that power to the road at first
Oct 9th, 2012 12:23pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
If you invest enough money into an already greatly engineered car (In this case, BMW E30) you can build yourself a very fast car.
Oct 8th, 2012 11:12pm
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