725HP BMW E30 Takes On Lamborghini Aventador In 1/2-Mile Drag Race

The value of the E30 3-Series has only gone up in recent years, with pristine examples of the rare 320is and M3 often changing hands for double- or three-digit sums, respectively.

Still, paying a few thousand dollars can land you a rust-free E30, which could become the perfect weekend project.

At the other end of the spectrum, however, are those who are willing to pay big bucks to make their old Bimmers as powerful as possible. Some of them often achieve supercar performance by swapping the original engines for brawnier ones, which is a quite costly endeavor.

Also Watch: Turbocharged BMW M3 E30 Torches Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo

Now, what do you do with a complete BMW 3-Series E30 that has (a lot) more power than a modern M3? Why, you take it to the drag strip, of course, look for the meanest machine there, and challenge its owner to a 1/2-mile (0- 800 m) run.

The E30 depicted in this video is said to have started life as a 325i. While there’s no detail of what engine sits under its hood, tt currently has 725 HP to play with, according to the description of the film, which is basically more than its challenger, a 690hp Lamborghini Aventador.

Even with all that power, surely the old 3-Series couldn’t pose a threat to the all-wheel drive, state-of-the-art Lamborghini, right? Well, stranger things have been known to happen, so you might want to check out the following video and find out who won that race.

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Well that ended as I initially thought it would. Love that Lambo sound!!!!

  • Yay… I’m totally surprised for the result.. Much wow.

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