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Tuned 1000hp BMW M5 vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet drag race

The latest Porsche 911 Turbo S is the fastest car ever to feature in a carwow drag race. But, its crown is in serious jeopardy as we line it up against a ballistic, tuned BMW M5.

Tap the video to watch the race.

We know the Porsche 911 Turbo S well, having drag raced it on multiple occasions now. You can probably fill in the specs for yourself at this point but, for the record, it’s powered by a rear-mounted, twin-turbo, 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing 650hp and 800Nm of torque.

Power is sent through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox to all four wheels. This one is a Cabriolet, which tips the scales at 1710kg.

You’re probably familiar with the BMW M5, as well: twin-turbo, 4.4-litre V8 engine, eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, four-wheel-drive, 1940kg weight. This one is a bit different though.

We’ve actually met this particular M5 before when we raced it against a Ferrari 488 Pista. And it won. In fact, it didn’t so much beat the Pista as pound it into a pulp. You see, this is no ordinary M5 – it’s been tuned by Evolve.

Last time, it produced 800hp after the ECU had been remapped and a new exhaust fitted. It’s been fettled a bit more since then, though. Now it has strengthened engine internals including forged pistons, hybrid turbos and methanol injection – and a lot more besides, no doubt.


This is nothing less than the most powerful BMW M5 in the whole UK. The question here isn’t so much does the M5 win, but by how much?

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