BMW M1 ProCar Spits Flames While Lapping F1 Circuits

Many enthusiasts have been begging for BMW to bring back the iconic M1 supercar for years, but it seems very unlikely the German marque will do so. Fortunately, the world can still enjoy the wonder of the original, especially the racing ProCar variant.

Created in 1979 for a one-make series that served as a support series for many European F1 races, the M1 ProCar was vastly different from the road car and only shared a handful of components.

Complementing the aerodynamic modifications that come with a car of this kind was a modified BMW straight-six engine delivering 470 hp at 9,000 rpm and mated to a 5-speed transmission from ZF. With almost 200 hp more than the standard M1, the ProCar was certainly no slouch and, as this video shows, sounds particularly impressive when driven to its limits.

Filmed at various circuits, including Spa Francorchamps and Monza, the clip shows the M1 ProCar not only emitting a lovely howl but also spitting flames like a dragon straight out Game of Thrones.


  • Six_Tymes

    love this car. I forgot it’s engine is capable of 9000 rpm, wow.

  • Infinite1

    Always liked this car since I’ve first saw it

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of the most fascinating BMWs, ever.

The Mercedes-AMG One Sounds Just Like An Actual F1 Racer!

The Mercedes-AMG One’s powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter turbo V6 coupled to no less than four (!) electric motors.

Someone Created A Tesla Model 3 Low-Rider Because Why Not?

A low-rider electric sedan ain’t something you see on a daily basis, but with the proliferation of EVs, maybe we should get start getting used to it.

Ford Is Reportedly Developing A Focus-Based Ute In Australia

Code-named the P758, it is expected to target the South American market, though it could be sold elsewhere as well.

Hyundai’s Pickup Could Get A Ranger Raptor-Rivaling Variant

A Hyundai pickup with the i30 N’s 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and close to 300 HP could be very fun indeed.

This Chevy Camaro Has Turned To The Dark Side, Sith Lords Don’t Approve

Underneath this badly executed body kit, which comes bundled with all sorts of unusual add-ons, lies a sixth-gen Camaro.

V8-Powered Ford Fusion With 450 HP And RWD Is The Closest Thing To A Mustang Sedan

Not content with the stock 325 HP twin-turbo V6, the owner of this saloon fitted a tuned Coyote engine and a 2007 ‘Stang GT500 transmission.

Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda Crash Investigated By Californian Authorities

The California Highway Patrol may recommend modified cars like Hart’s are fitted with five-point safety harnesses.

2020 Genesis G90 Vs. 2019 Mercedes S-Class: Underdog Takes On Top Dog

The 2020 G90 is fantastic value for money, but is it good enough to take on the luxury segment’s benchmark?.

Here’s a Close Look At The ID.3, Volkswagen’s Most Important New Car In Many Decades

The all-new compact electric hatchback is available in three different battery and electric motor configurations.

Mercedes SL 73 AMG: Rarer Than A Pagani Zonda And The Coolest R129 Of Them All

If you like 1990s AMGs, this SL 73 is the pick of the decade, packing a healthy 525 HP and being made in no more than 50 examples .