Watch a tuned BMW M140i smash the Lamborghini Huracan STO on the drag stripby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 06:23
Daniel Abt is known for staging sweet drag races with drool-worthy supercars and sports cars. This time, he’s organized one more race, but it includes a contender that one would not specifically call a sports car. It’s the BMW M140i. Yes, the car is peppy and fun-to-drive, but does it stand a chance against a supercar like the Lamborghini Huracan STO? As it turns out, it can! The BMW M140i that’s going up against the Huracan here is tuned and makes a lot more power than the latter. And, the result of this is the Italian car getting smashed by an urban commuter with a sporty cred!
What Are The Specs?
The BMW M140i comes with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine under the hood that makes 340 horsepower. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual that routes power to all four wheels. But, this version is far from stock. The owner has worked on the turbocharger, and changed the fuel pump and intake.
Courtesy of this, the final output is 690 horses and 686 pound-feet of torque.
The Lamborghini Huracan STO, on the other hand, is powered by a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-10 engine that churns out 631 horses and 417 pound-feet of torque.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox sends all the oomph to the rear wheels exclusively.
The Lamborghini Was In For A Surprise
The first round was a standing quarter-mile race. The BMW was quicker right off the line and took everyone by surprise. Looking at the specs, it was obvious that the M140i would give it strong competition and might even win by a small margin, but this race was lopsided. The BMW took 2.93 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from a standstill, 6.12 seconds from 62-124 mph, and 10.55 seconds to complete the quarter-mile distance. It clocked a top speed of 133.8 mph (215.29 kph). The Lamborghini finished the race in 11.08 seconds, and managed to do 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds. It took 6.33 seconds from 62 mph to 124 mph, and recorded a top speed of 131.9 mph (212.2 kph).
Second round onwards, they made it an 800-meter race. In the first race in the extended form, the BMW’s launch got canceled which resulted in a horrid race. In the end, the BMW gave up. It took 4.52 seconds to 62 mph, seven seconds from 62 to 124 mph, 11.91 seconds to quarter-mile, and 19.73 seconds to 800 meters (which is approximately half a mile). The owner let the throttle off at the end, which means it crawled to the finish line at 87.6 mph (140.97 kph). The Lamborghini was at its best, taking 11 seconds to quarter-mile and 17.06 seconds to the finish line. 0-62 mph was done in 3.42 seconds, 62-124 mph in 6.28 seconds, and it recorded a top speed of 157.2 mph (253.02 kph).
The BMW was back to its winning ways in the third race. It was quicker off the line, kept inching forward, and won comfortably in the end. The Lamborghini wasn’t too far behind, but it didn’t have enough oomph to get past it. Here are the respective timings for the BMW and the Lamborghini – 0-62 mph in 3.38- and 3.34 seconds; 62-124 mph in 5.72- and 6.16 seconds, quarter-mile in 10.83- and 10.9 seconds, 800 meters in 16.71- and 16.93 seconds, and top speeds of 161.4- and 158.6 mph (259.8- and 255.2 kph).
They attempted yet another standing drag race. The Huracan finally got the lead of the line and stayed ahead for quite a bit. But, the M140i wasn’t one to give up and kept getting closer before finally overtaking it and winning yet another round. The numbers given, however, kind of reflected otherwise. The M40i touched 62 mph in 3.63 seconds, 124 mph from 62 mph in 5.73 seconds, quarter-mile in 11.07 seconds, 800 meters in 16.9 seconds, and recorded a top speed of 162.4 mph (261.28 kph). The Huracan, on the other hand, sprinted to 62 mph in 3.28 seconds, 62-124 mph in 6.15 seconds quarter-mile in 10.84 seconds, 800 meters in 16.88 seconds, and a top speed of 158.5 mph (255.07 kph).
The last round was the roll race from 37 mph (60 kph) in second gear. The Huracan put the power down quicker than its rival and had a better kickdown. But, once the turbos kicked in, the BMW was unstoppable. It flew past the STO to add another win to its tally. If you discount the race with the failed launch, the BMW 1 series beat the Huracan STO in all the races! That’s not what a Lamborghini fan would like to see.
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