Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race - autocar.co.uk
Which is faster? An Ariel Atom V8
track day toy, BMW HP4 superbike or a rallycross Citroen DS3 with 600bhp?
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Here we have three completely different ways of going extremely quickly in
a straight line. Time for a drag race then. So what are the contenders?
There's the one-wheel drive BMW HP4 superbike, which arguably requires the
most skill to extract speed from but has a ludicrous 757bhp/tonne
power-to-weight ratio. Then there's the two-wheel drive Ariel Atom V8 with
748bhp/tonne and the Citroen DS3 Rallycross car with only 577bhp/tonne but
all-important four-wheel drive. Oh, and did we mention it's wet?
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JB4 Install with DCI
Fast playback of installing JB4 and DCI. My SD filled up so I didn't get
the last part of the install and the reassembly. Sorry about the video
quality halfway through, it started to get to dark for the close up so I
tried to brighten it up in post.
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BMW 135 with RB Turbos (Launching & Drive by)
This video complilation was our first test of the 135 with 1st & 2nd gear
traction limited to 10psi to reduce wheel spin off the line and losing
valuable time in the process. The car performed admirably with those torque
settings on the JB4.
Mods on the 135:
* JB4 (15ohm) - Map 2
* Rob Beck big turbos
* Complete Catless custom Exhaust &
Active Autowerke signature rear Exhaust
* Stett Intercooler
* Coolingmist Water/Meth & CMGS Gauge
* Stett Charge Pipe & DVs
* VMR light wheels
* Semi Slicks Rear
*Carbon splitters; diffuser & rear lip
DCT E90 M3 vs DCT JB4 135i
BMW E90 M3 VS BMW E82 135i
Both cars are equipped with DCT.
M3 mods = Muffler delete
135i n55 mods = Jb4 and muffler delete
900hp Honda Powered MR2 - Dominates the Streets of Florida
A K20 powered Toyota MR2 (Built by RaceLab) mopped up at night during
FL2K13, beating up on nearly anything and everything that pulled up along
side it. With around 880whp in that light of a car, it was a pretty lethal
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Song at the end - Levels - Pete Masitti / John Andrew Barrow
BMW M235i vs BMW M3 CSL on track
We test the BMW M235i against one of the best M Cars ever made, the BMW M3
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With its 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged
straight six engine, the BMW M235i is the most powerful 2 Series you can
buy and is priced at just over £34,000. However, for the same money you
can have the modern classic M3 CSL that was launched in 2004.
The BMW M235i's twin-turbo engine
produces 322 brake horsepower and 450 Newton
Metres of torque. That's 78Nm more than the old M3. It weighs 1,470kg, so
it's also 85kg heavier than the CSL.
Launched in 2004, the BMW M3 CSL was the most extreme version of the E46
BMW M3 generation. With a carbon fibre roof, it weighed 100kg less than the
standard M3 and it also had upgraded springs, dampers and brakes plus extra
power. It also came exclusively with BMW's automated manual SMG gearbox.
The reason the BMW M3 CSL is quite a good comparison to the M235i is
because a normal M3 around this age will cost you between £6,000 and
£10,000. If you want a decent M3 CSL then you're looking at around
£30,000 to £35,000 so it's very similar money. More importantly, you'll
get this astonishing engine that revs to 8,000rpm.
The BMW M3 CSL's gearbox is very slow by modern standards as it isn't a
modern dual-clutch system. However, there's so much balance in the chassis,
you can just sense when the car is in transition from understeer to
In the M3 CSL, you get an amazing engine that goes ballistic above 6,000rpm
but in the BMW M235i, it's just really quick-revving and gets lots of
torque through the rev range.
It's heavier than the CSL, but it should come as no surprise as modern cars
are getting heavier and heavier. The M235i is still a really lovely road
car as it's very delicate and really enjoyable.
However, the BMW M235i does feel a little bit heavy and it doesn't have the
body control of the hard-edged CSL. You can feel there in the oversteer
when the car comes back, there's a little bit of snapback as the lateral
movement in the body starts to make itself known.
Despite the differences between the BMW M3 CSL and the M235i, they both
recorded the same lap-time around our circuit.
The BMW 2 series makes a more accessible every-day drive, but the M3 CSL is
a thrilling classic that's to be enjoyed on occasion, and makes a better
investment than your average pension.
BMW 135i Runs 11.259 QTR Mile On Stock Turbos. (In Car View)
Burger Motor Sports 135i
Record breaking run for stock turbo/non
Nitrous N54 Powered BMW
1/4 mile 11.259 at 122.86 (high trap that day 11.389 at 125.24mph)
0-60: 3.0 sec
This run is against a 2012 GTR Black Edition.11,063 ET
60FT: GTR 1.680, 135i:1.697
1/8 mile: GTR 99.87mph, 135i: 97.52mph
1/4 mile : GTR 121.58mph, 135i: 122.86
Большой тест-драйв (видеоверсия): BMW 1 серии
Сегодня в «Большом тест-драйве» машина, с
предложением купить которую оклеены
вагоны московского метрополитена. Какую
технику нужно применять, чтобы хоть
как-то разместиться за водителем
(мастер-класс от Семёна), как Маша оценила
«чисто внешне» обновленную единичку, с
комфортом ли Рустам Вахидов погрузился в
багажник, действительно ли волшебные
микрофоны начинают терять свою силу и
почему Сергей Трофимов - это не Высоцкий?