Nowadays, more than 1,000 horsepower is considered hypercar territory. Very few stock vehicles put out that much power, so seeing an
ancient old BMW 3-Series with that kind of oomph is truly impressive.
The car is not a heavily modified M3, but rather a tuned regular E30. We don’t know if it started life powered by a four- or a six-cylinder engine, but the original mill is long gone and replaced by an S50B32.
For those not familiar with BMW’s engine codes, that’s the 3.2-liter six that was fitted to the newer E36 M3, Z3 M Coupe and Z3 M Roadster. Originally, it came with 325 PS (321 hp / 239 kW), but in this E30, it’s reportedly producing an insane 1,100 horsepower.
A Romanian tuning firm called WPP Performance is behind the project. With that giant intercooler visible at the front, custom hood scoop, roll cage and a few other visual upgrades, none of which is there for cosmetic purposes, the car is hardly a sleeper. However, there aren’t that many who could guess that it packs enough power to mix it with Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other exotic royalty.
The immense output was measured on the dyno and this clip is found at the bottom of the page. There’s also a second video which shows this crazy Bimmer burning rubber on public roads, so you’ll probably end up hitting the play button more than once.