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This Tuned Nissan Silvia Gets Schooled On The Drag Strip By A BMW M3 Only To Take Revenge Minutes Later

The Nissan Silvia reached unprecedented fame after appearing in the Fast and Furious movies, but is here to take on a much younger BMW M3 Competition

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Carwow is here with yet another exciting match-up for a series of straight-line races. On one corner, there’s a through-and-through German in the form of the BMW M3 Competition, and on the other, we have the Nissan Silvia that’s been tuned to make 600 horses. The JDM car was built by Nissan from 1999 to 2002 and would’ve been largely obscure (not with the enthusiasts) if not for the Fast and Furious movies. But, here it is, on the drag strip, taking on the M3 Competition, one of the most solid performers that you can buy new today.

What Powers These Two Fun Cars?

This Tuned Nissan Silvia Gets Schooled On The Drag Strip By A BMW M3 Only To Take Revenge Minutes Later
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The Nissan Silvia S15 generally comes with a 2.0-liter, four-pot engine, but this example is bored out to displace 2.1 liters. It makes 600 ponies and 516 pound-feet of twist. All the oomph is routed to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox. The gearbox is sourced from the Silvia’s sibling, the 370Z.

The BMW M3 Competition, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo straight-six mill that puts out 510 horses and 479 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheel via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

This Tuned Nissan Silvia Gets Schooled On The Drag Strip By A BMW M3 Only To Take Revenge Minutes Later
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The M3 Competition also has a weight disadvantage here. It stands at 3,814 pounds, which makes it 1,168 pounds heavier than the 2,646-pound Nissan Silvia!

The Nissan Silvia Loses The Drag Race But Makes Up In The Rolling Race

This Tuned Nissan Silvia Gets Schooled On The Drag Strip By A BMW M3 Only To Take Revenge Minutes Later
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The Silvia has the power and the weight advantage, but that is counter-productive in the drag race. It features a large turbo and stuff like cat exhausts. The car also makes a lot of torque, but it will struggle to get off the line. In the first drag race, the BMW left the Nissan dead in its tracks and won by a good margin as per drag race standards. The second race was no different either. The BMW M3 Competition took 11.8 seconds to the quarter-mile whereas the Nissan Silvia took 12.6 seconds.

This Tuned Nissan Silvia Gets Schooled On The Drag Strip By A BMW M3 Only To Take Revenge Minutes Later
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They raced in three rolling races. The first one from 30 mph in second gear, second from 50 mph in third gear, and third from 60 mph in fourth gear

The Silvia, however, was in its element in the rolling race. They went up thrice at different speeds and gears. The first one was from 30 mph in the second gear, the second one from 50 mph in the third gear, and the final one from 60 mph in the fourth gear. The Silvia S15 left the M3 Competition in the dust in all three races. The German was no match whatsoever at any point.

The final round was the brake test from 70 mph. The M3 Competition won this by a huge margin as the Silvia took ages to come to a halt.

Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Source: CarWow

Sidd Dhimaan
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