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Watch A German Family Performance Sedan Take On A Revered Japanese Sports Car And A V-12 Italian Supercar!

This race between a BMW M5 CS, a Nissan GT-R Nismo, and a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is all sorts of epic

The ‘Carwow’ team is back with yet another drag race; this time involving three cars in their pinnacle performance trims, but very different from one another. The three-way bout included the BMW M5 CS, the Nissan GT-R Nismo, and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. I’m not spoiling the races here, but let’s just say all the cars had their moments to shine at some or the other point, thus making this a far from boring or a monotonous race. That’s always better than the one-way quashes, isn’t it?

That’s Over 2,000 Horsepower Combined

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The BMW M5 CS comes with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine under the hood that makes 635 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.

An eight-speed automatic gearbox drives all four wheels. It weighs 4,023 pounds (1,825 kilos).

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The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is powered by a 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 engine that puts out 770 ponies and 531 pound-feet of twist.

Power is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed, single-clutch robotized manual gearbox. Lamborghini quotes the dry weight at 3,307 pounds (1,500 kilos), but Mat Watson put the pin at 3,638 pounds (1,650 kilos) with all the liquids and the driver’s weight included.

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The Nissan GT-R Nismo draws power from a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 that churns out 600 horses and 481 pound-feet of oomph.

It is mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It tips the scales at 3,754 pounds (1,703 kilos).

All Of Them Had Their Moments

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The first drag race started with the GT-R Nismo and the BMW M5 CS getting failed launches on this wet track. The Aventador, on the other hand, kept sprinting and won the race rather comfortably. The M5 CS came second, and the Nismo had to settle for third place.

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The second drag race was a lot more interesting. All the cars launched really well. Off the line, it was the BMW that took the lead. In fact, even the Nismo managed to pip the Aventador, but couldn’t keep up with it for very long. The BMW was doing good speeds and stayed ahead for quite some time. But, a short shift from third to fourth gear meant that it lost a little bit of steam, but that was enough for the Lamborghini to capitalize on and get the lead at the finish line. If not for that, this would’ve been the BMW’s race.

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For the third race, Mat Watson decided to brake boost instead of using the launch control on this wet track. Unfortunately, that didn’t work well as the Aventador won this race without breaking a sweat. The GT-R Nismo did better this time, but still couldn’t beat the M5 CS. The Nismo took 11.7 seconds to complete the quarter-mile distance, the M5 CS took 11.5 seconds, whereas the Aventador SVJ took 11.1 seconds.

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Next up was the rolling race from 50 mph with the cars in their respective comfort settings. The Lamborghini took this setting very seriously as it barely gained any speed. It couldn’t even beat the Nismo and came last in this race! The M5 CS was the most aggressive and completed the half-mile race in the shortest time.

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For the second roll race, the cars were slotted in their sportiest settings and manual mode for the gearbox. The Nissan, surprisingly, had the best kickdown here. But, the Lamborghini wiped the smirk off the GT-R’s face by getting past it in no time. The BMW M5 CS lagged behind the entire time and finished third. The Lamborghini Aventador came first, and the GT-R Nismo was placed second.

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The final round was the brake test. This would be a task on the wet track, so it was going to be unpredictable. The drivers braked from 100 mph, and the BMW M5 CS stopped in the shortest distance. The Nissan GT-R Nismo didn’t do too bad, either, and managed to stop before the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

Conclusion

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That was a pretty fun day-out for all three cars as each of them had its moments to shine. If you had to pick one of these three cars, which one would it be? The four-door performance family sedan, the timeless sports car, or the two-door Italian supercar? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.


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