Video: Watch a Tuned 3 Series Give a Ferrari 430 Scuderia a Run for its Money
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On paper, a BMW E92 335i has no business engaging a Ferrari F430 Scuderia in a drag race. It’s a hilarious mismatch if both cars come in standard form. Fortunately for the Bimmer, it’s not just a typical E92 335i. It’s been tuned to compete with Maranello’s finest on a drag strip.
This video is a good advertisement for what the auto world’s aftermarket industry is capable of. The video doesn’t say how much power the BMW 3 Series is packing, but it did say that it’s been modified to such an extent that it can hang with the 510-horsepower Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The Ferrari still manages to outgun the Bimmer, which is to be expected. But the race is a lot closer than expected, and it’s a testament to the tuning potential of BMW’s N54 engine. We’ve seen countless BMW models with the same engine get massive power and performance improvements, and while this particular E92 335i doesn’t look like one of them, it’s still made a good showing relative to the F430 Scuderia.
Imagine, then, what the E92 335i could do if its tuning upgrade featured bigger turbochargers, larger intercoolers, and aftermarket injection systems. Now that’s a race with the Ferrari 430 Scuderia that I wouldn’t mind watching.
Read our full review on the 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
Read our full review on the 2009 BMW E92 335i