Isn’t this 1,000-HP BMW 3-Series a sleeping beauty?
Sleepers are among the best non-stock cars out there: you never know what they are capable of until the driver floors the gas and your jaw drops. To be specific: this E30 BMW 318is outran a Lamborghini Huracán BiTurbo on the drag strip.
The car was bought stock 31 years ago and has since been completely overhauled under the hood, with the stock four-banger making room for the M50 turbocharged inline six-pot. The driver admits he hasn’t gotten around to any actual dyno measurements, but believes that the new twin-turbo setup along with a NOS upgrade enables the unassuming saloon to make over 1,000 metric horsepower (986 hp / 735 kW).
Other notable improvements include stiffer suspension and new wheel mounts using five lug nuts instead of four.
On the outside, the only way for you to recognize the tuned BMW 3-Series is by its non-standard greyish-blue paintjob. And if you still doubt its capabilities, just watch the enclosed video – it’s going to be insane!
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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